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Energy in the United States

Malls in air-con drive

More than 80 shopping malls will go green this summer by maintaining their indoor temperature at the recommended level of 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.

Monday, 11 June, 2012, 12:00am

China won't be replicating the US shale gas bonanza

There is a huge amount of excitement over the potential of shale gas deposits to transform China's energy market over the next 10 years. Unfortunately it is misplaced.

China's hopes are pinned on the belief it can replicate the boom in shale gas production that the United States has enjoyed.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Honghua to target shale gas projects

Honghua Group, one of the world's largest producers of land-based oil and gas drilling rigs, plans to take minority stakes in shale gas exploration projects on the mainland in a bid to forge closer ties with its customers.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Noble positive on Mongolia, eyes US shale

Noble is eyeing opportunities in the United States shale gas market and could see positive developments in its Mongolian mining joint venture by the end of this year, a senior executive said yesterday.

The Hong Kong-headquartered, Singapore-listed commodities group said it was also less exposed to Africa and that there were 'one or two' areas of interest it was investigating.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Orient targets shale gas resources

Orient Group, a Harbin-based conglomerate founded by entrepreneur Zhang Hongwei, will participate in the mainland's second round of bidding for the right to explore for an unconventional form of natural gas.

It would be the first time for a mainland private enterprise to be allowed to enter an industry that has so far been restricted to state oil and gas producers.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Extension of energy labelling proposed

Washing machines and dehumidifiers would be required to carry energy-efficiency labels under a legislative proposal by the Environment Bureau.

Environmental officials said the two products were chosen because they together accounted for about 7 per cent of annual electricity consumption in the residential sector.

4 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Costs, practicality key to clean-air moves

Government reacts to survey demanding firm hand in drive against pollution

The government will take practicality and the public's willingness to pay into account when considering recommendations by the Council for Sustainable Development to clean Hong Kong's air.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Polluters to lose their preferential policies

Premier Wen Jiabao has stressed that preferential policies in tax, land and electricity for highly polluting and energy-consuming industries would be phased out as part of intensified efforts to tackle serious pollution.

28 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Red tape thwarts Peak Cafe plan

Red tape and the economic doldrums have blocked plans to relocate the Peak Cafe to the Matilda Hospital on the Peak.

The Lands Department has refused to allow the venture because it considers it unsuitable to have a venue serving alcohol on hospital grounds.

27 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Restaurant refused Asia Miles request

I recently went to Cafe Deco with some friends and, on payment of the bill, tried to use my Asia Miles card to claim mileage for the meal under the Asia Miles dining-rewards scheme.

We had spent almost $3,000 between five people, but I was told that since it was a public holiday, the meal was not eligible for Asia Miles.

29 Apr 2001 - 12:00am