Energy Policy of Australia

Mainland power firms in red again

The mainland's five state-owned power generation firms sank back into losses in January on the back of weaker output and rising interest and coal costs, but an analyst said the poor showing was distorted by the Lunar New Year effect.

Friday, 13 April, 2012, 12:00am

Balance of power

On Hong Kong and Lamma Island, with the new tariff increases at 6.3 per cent for this year, consumers pay Hong Kong Electric about HK$1.31 per kWh of electricity. In Kowloon and the New Territories, with CLP's tariff increase of 4.9 per cent, it's 98.7 cents per kWh, so just under a dollar can buy you an hour of warmth from a 1,000-watt heater.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Seeking a solution for coal pollution

Government negotiators from around the world have begun trying to put in place the outlines of a deal to reduce the impact of climate change. One of their biggest problems is how to cut the huge amounts of emissions from burning coal to generate electricity and run heavy industries.

6 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland's progress on goals for energy efficiency 'not promising'

Efficiency measures could reduce the mainland's energy consumption by 13.5 per cent of last year's total, according to the country's top economic planner.

5 Aug 2006 - 12:00am