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Low-carbon flat reveals life's green alternatives

This zero-carbon show flat has low energy usage thanks to features such as large externally shaded windows and a cross-ventilated layout. Photo: Ronald Lu & Partners

Imagine appliances powered not by the electricity grid or even the sun or wind, but from used cooking oil. Or a bright, new, shiny kitchen with no trees harmed in the process of building it.

Wednesday, 22 August, 2012, 2:22am

Low-carbon flat reveals life's green alternatives

This zero-carbon show flat has low energy usage thanks to features such as large externally shaded windows and a cross-ventilated layout. Photo: Ronald Lu & Partners

Imagine appliances powered not by the electricity grid or even the sun or wind, but from used cooking oil. Or a bright, new, shiny kitchen with no trees harmed in the process of building it.

Welcome to the brave new world of eco-design. Such concepts are not the stuff of science fiction, or even futuristic. They already exist, should we choose to use them.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:22am

CNOOC interim profit slumps, slashes dividend ahead of Nexen purchase

China’s leading offshore oil producer CNOOC Ltd (0883.HK) said its first-half net profit fell by almost a fifth - twice as much as the market had expected - and it cut its dividend by 40 percent to make room for its US$15.1 bill

21 Aug 2012 - 9:19pm

Shell lifts stake in Australia's Browse LNG, while Chevron heads for the exit

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will increase its stake in Australia’s Browse LNG project by picking up Chevron’s equity in the US$30-billion venture in an asset-swap deal, opening up the possibility of new development options such as floating LNG.

21 Aug 2012 - 1:05pm

China, Singapore in US$1 billion investment in US LNG plant: source

21 Aug 2012 - 11:41am

Harbin Electric orders strong despite bleakness

Harbin Electric, one of the mainland's three largest makers of power generation equipment, says it aims to maintain a stable gross profit margin, and expects the second half to be better than the first six months.

"Judging from the orders on hand, we think the second half will be better," said Liu Zhiquan, deputy general manager of the company.

21 Aug 2012 - 3:56am

China, US and EU all launch action over pricing of solar panel raw materials

The EU is looking to investigate allegedly over-generous state bank loans to Chinese companies such as LDK Solar in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters

The Ministry of Commerce in Beijing has been asked to investigate European Union makers of solar panel raw materials for allegedly selling products at below-cost prices and benefiting from banned state subsidies.

18 Aug 2012 - 4:40am

United Energy eyes bigger buy in mature markets

Zhang Hongwei

The United Energy Group, the oil and gas unit of mainland tycoon Zhang Hongwei that bought BP's Pakistan assets for US$750 million last year, aims to balance its risk profile by clinching a larger acquisition of a company based in North America or Europe.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

GCL shares tumble 8.2pc after loss warning

GCL Poly Energy, the world's largest maker of raw materials for solar panels - polysilicon and solar wafers - saw its share price plunge 8.2 per cent after it warned of a net loss in the year's first half, blaming weak demand because of Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Analysts said the Jiangsu-based producer would struggle to return to the black in the second half.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

CLP's stockpiling of diesel spurs cost fears

CLP Power is reportedly stockpiling costly diesel as a contingency for fuel, as it needs several months to repair its Castle Peak coal power plant that was damaged by Typhoon Vicente late last month.

That has sparked concerns of a possible rise in the electricity tariff due to higher fuel costs. A concern group is urging the government to release more information.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Time to enjoy whatever life offers

Aries

March 21 - April 19

It's time to get your hands dirty - and not necessarily in the garden! Anything domestic or 'dull' is on the cards most of this week. It means you need to tidy up, toss things out and play your part if there are family events or celebrations.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sculpture exhibition inspired by 'energy of Hong Kong' whips up a storm of interest

According to Richard Zawitz, the atrium of Central's IFC mall is a magical place that inspires creativity. Even more so now that an exhibition of his sculptures, called 'Infinity and Tao', is on show there.

'I dedicated this show to the power and energy of Hong Kong, but I didn't wish for a typhoon 10 [signal],' he joked. 'I only wanted a No 3 - that was the maximum.'

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am