European solar power capacity has already reached some 80 per cent of national projections for the end of the decade, underlining how growth has caught policymakers unawares.Friday, 7 June, 2013, 3:46am
Encouraged by the prospect of generous subsidies from the government's HK$300 million "green transport fund", the Hong Kong Taxi & Public Light Bus Association is leasing 45 battery-powered "e6" vehicles from Shenzhen-based manufacturer BYD.21 May 2013 - 9:04am 15 comments
The mainland's coal-fired electricity market will suffer a "structural oversupply", as cheap but dirty-burning energy sources are increasingly marginalised, says a senior industry official.18 Apr 2013 - 5:33am
Earnings at China's state-owned firms rose 22.4 per cent from November, accelerating from November's increase of 5.7 per cent, but the pick-up was not enough to offset weakness for the year, when combined profits slipped 5.8 per cent compared to 2011, official data showed.19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am
Environment officials tried yesterday to ease fears of drastic electricity price increases in the next few years, saying the city might not need to double the amount of natural gas used by 2015 as was previously predicted.9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am
Construction of a 3 billion yuan (HK$3.69 billion) nuclear power reactor started on the mainland last month, Xinhua reported yesterday, citing the energy company in charge of the project.7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am
Work has resumed on a "fourth generation" nuclear power plant, suspended after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which will be China's biggest nuclear facility.6 Jan 2013 - 4:46am
The installation of high-capacity power storage equipment could be part of the solution to relieve the mainland's transmission bottleneck that has hampered the use of wind power, but the energy industry is not ready to absorb the costs involved.25 Oct 2012 - 4:53am
CLP's warning on substantial tariff increases has sparked criticism from several quarters.
Many people want to see Hong Kong's electricity market opened up. They argue that tariffs could fall if competition was brought in from Guangdong.25 May 2012 - 12:00am
Yesterday was a beautifully clear day in Hong Kong. For a city that has grown used to a thick haze of pollution, the sky was an uncommonly crisp, fresh blue. From the waterfront offices of Causeway Bay, you felt you could almost reach out and touch Hong Kong's highest peak at Tai Mo Shan, a full 15 kilometres away.19 May 2011 - 12:00am
There is a story doing the rounds in the solar power industry which although surely apocryphal still makes green energy enthusiasts' hair stand on end with horror.
Earlier this year - so the story goes - an audit by Spain's national electricity grid revealed that some of the country's solar power plants appeared to be supplying electricity to the grid at night.20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Mainland power output surged last month, a sign of economic expansion many observers say is a more reliable indicator of revival than the big increase reported yesterday in gross domestic product.22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Most people who follow these things found the raft of economic data released yesterday by the mainland to be reassuring.
The impression was of an economy successfully pulling itself out of the recent downturn and embarking on a steady, sustainable recovery.12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Unless you've been living in a cave, you'll know about how global warming is affecting our planet.
Much of the world runs on fossil fuels - namely oil and coal - which release carbon dioxide, or greenhouse gases, when burned.
The resulting fumes are blamed for heating up our atmosphere, causing the climate to change and melting the ice in the polar regions.21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
Several mainland power producers, including China Resources Power, Datang International Power Generation and China Power International Development, are considering bids for power generating assets owned by the Singapore government valued at about US$2 billion each, market sources said.27 Aug 2007 - 12:00am