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Energy Conservation

Premier Li Keqiang encourages private and foreign investment in 'green' industries

At present, foreign companies can only have limited stakes in clean-energy projects like wind farms. Photo: Xinhua

China will open its energy conservation and environment protection industries to foreign and private investment, state media reported Friday, quoting comments made by Premier Li Keqiang at a meeting in Beijing.

Friday, 15 November, 2013, 2:53pm

Green activists outraged at Apple Store's after-hours lighting

The Apple logo burns brightly at night at the tech giant's store in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edward Wong

Empty of customers, the store nevertheless has about 500 lamps and spotlights burning bright on all three floors, the light passing through Apple's signature glass walls onto the pavement.

6 May 2013 - 8:50am 1 comment

By tackling light pollution, our city can transform itself

Giant illuminated billboards and electric signboards in Hong Kong. Photo: EPA

The dimming of Hong Kong's skyline for an hour one Saturday night late last month was a rehearsal of how it could truly be a "world city" in Asia. If Hong Kong is to have a future that we are all proud of, sustainability must shine through darkness, not flashy neon and LED lights.

3 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

Public interest must come first in deals with power companies

The Secretary for the Environment, Wong Kam-sing. Photo: Sam Tsang

The financial secretary's latest budget responded, as usual, to public sentiment by offering various "candies" to the people, including another round of electricity subsidies.

19 Mar 2013 - 4:25am

Public shows way with energy saving

Government can get power companies to save more energy. Photo: David Wong

Friends of the Earth successfully mobilised the public to save 52 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) in three months in our Power Smart contest while Hongkong Electric has failed to save as little as three million kWh.

Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said that there is not much room for adjustments in the interim review of the Scheme of Control Agreements this year.

7 Jan 2013 - 2:36am

Letters to the Editor, November 25, 2012

Construction work on the Xayaburi dam. Photo: EPA

Dam will not disrupt flow of Mekong

I refer to your editorial ("Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project", November 17).

In pursuit of its poverty reduction policies and modernisation programmes, the Lao government is developing its hydropower potential for the benefit of its people.

25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am

Letters to the Editor, October 5, 2012

Children's welfare should come first in any divorce. Photo: AFP

Stark omission in air pollution measures

5 Oct 2012 - 1:46am

Letters to the Editor, October 3, 2012

Emissions at a power plant in Jilin province. Photo: AP

China must lead world in emissions cuts

I refer to the article ("China, EU strike deal to cut carbon", September 21).

3 Oct 2012 - 1:42am 2 comments

Energy efficiency law for buildings will have big impact

Every company that develops new buildings needs to know every tiny detail of the new Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance. Photo: EPA

Decision-makers for any company that owns or leases commercial property in Hong Kong would be well advised to familiarise themselves with the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance which came into effect last month.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:11am

California's builders aim for super-energy-efficient homes

California's builders aim for super-energy-efficient homes

Crowned with three gables and painted in hues of grey and white, the suburban home in Lake Forest, California, doesn't look much like the domicile of the future.

3 Oct 2012 - 5:13am

Designers see the light

When it comes to home lighting, the trend is towards larger fixtures and softer, warmer design elements.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been the buzzword for some time. Manufacturers are embracing them because they are compact, which means it no longer limits designers of decorative fixtures.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

LESS is more

One way to save electricity at home is to decide what you want from the refrigerator before opening the door. A better way is to use an energy efficient fridge.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Energy saving report disappoints Green group

The government should take the lead in introducing carbon audits for its properties while power companies should provide more useful energy consumption data in their bills, a high-powered advisory body says.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am