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Energy in the United Kingdom

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.

Friday, 30 March, 2012, 12:00am

Focus needs to be on how consumers can save energy

Paying extra for more environmentally friendly energy is the case almost anywhere in the world.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tax concession for green cars could be raised

A tax concession for environmentally friendly cars may be increased to lessen the impact of the proposed steep rise in the first registration tax for vehicles.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Fun golf competition that doesn't involve a long walk

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

CLP carbon output hits 15-year high

CLP Power's carbon dioxide emissions rose 8.5 per cent last year, hitting a 15-year high as it generated power for the city using more coal and less natural gas.

The city's biggest power supplier also emitted a quarter more nitrogen oxide - a smog-inducing air pollutant - after reductions were achieved in the previous two years.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmakers lead on power-saving

Legislators outperform government in cutting electricity consumption

Legislators did better than government officials in cutting electricity consumption last year, achieving a remarkable 20 per cent reduction compared with a 14 per cent reduction by the latter, according to a green group.

24 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Drivers rally for halving of fuel duty

About 100 drivers of trucks, minibuses and taxis staged a slow-drive protest in Tsing Yi yesterday, calling on the government to halve the duty on diesel.

Organised by the Joint Committee of the Transport Trade on Monitoring Fuel Prices, the protesters demanded it be cut from $1.11 a litre to $0.55 a litre.

17 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

'Green' diesel cut by 10 cents

Caltex reduced the price of its ultra-low-sulphur diesel by 10 cents a litre to $5.84 at midnight last night. The move followed an identical price cut a day earlier by Shell to $5.84 a litre.

17 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Debate over whether to extend ultra-low-sulphur fuel concessions nears deadline

A decision will be made this month on whether a duty concession on ultra-low-sulphur diesel will continue for another year, the Acting Secretary for Treasury said yesterday.

Stanley Ying Yiu-hong said that the Government would lose $600 million if the concession on the green fuel's duty remained until the end of next year.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Drivers to protest for diesel cut

Drivers plan to stage a protest during rush hour in Central next week to press for a cut in diesel tax.

27 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Tax breaks on cleaner diesel

TAX concessions have been proposed to encourage drivers to switch to cleaner ultra-low-sulphur diesel. From January 1, the fuel duty would be $2 a litre compared with $2.89 on normal diesel. The concession is expected to cost the Government $608 million in the first year.

10 Jun 2000 - 12:00am