Environmental Technology

Technology firm Halma cleans up in Beijing's war on air pollution

Heavy smog often blankets Beijing and many other mainland cities, leading to increasing demand for air pollution monitors. Photo: AFP

The London-listed technology firm Halma plans to make inroads into the market for air pollution monitors on the mainland as advanced technology is increasingly adopted to protect the environment and ensure food safety.

Thursday, 28 March, 2013, 5:52am

United Energy pours US$3b into Pakistan power

United Energy, a Hong Kong-listed oil and gas firm controlled by mainland tycoon Zhang Hongwei, plans to plough up to US$3 billion into wind and solar power projects in Pakistan in the long term.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the right track?

China is quickly becoming a motorised nation. Between 2000 and 2010, its car population grew by a factor of 20. The nation's vehicle fleet - cars, trucks, motorcycles and rural vehicles - ballooned from a projected 160 million to a reported 199 million vehicles in 2010. More realistic estimates, according to experts, put the mainland's fleet even higher.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

China WindPower secures ADB funding

China WindPower Group, a Hong Kong-listed wind farms developer on the mainland, has been granted US$120 million in credit facilities from the Asian Development Bank.

29 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Gearbox maker wants to boost world's power

China High Speed Transmission Equipment Group, the world's second-largest maker of gearboxes for wind turbines, aims to take the No 1 position by the end of the year, as it raises output by half.

1 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Home-grown electric car hits city's roads

The city's home-developed electric car hit the streets yesterday at a price of HK$97,000, with the manufacturer predicting success despite licensing restrictions, a top speed of 64km/h and a lack of air-conditioning.

24 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

We cannot ignore the need for clean energy options in HK

I refer to the report ('Hikers join critics of Sai Kung wind farm', June 24) and the letter by Luiz Souza ('Hong Kong's outstanding areas of natural beauty must be saved', June 30).

In both cases the criticisms of the proposed wind farm off Sai Kung are based on aesthetic values and neglect the essential issue - our energy procurement and management process.

4 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Government must look at real benefits of green building codes

It is unfortunate to see the government using scare tactics again on environmental improvements, this time claiming that regulations for green buildings would have a cost to our community ('Document warns of cost of green building design', May 29).

5 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs an advocate for conservation not a car salesman

The media has been full of reports in which Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah has praised electric cars. Mr Yau's portfolio covers environmental protection, nature conservation, energy and sustainable development. There is no mention of promoting the car industry.

2 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Differences make life interesting

Different people value different things. Some people may think certain things are more important than you see them. You can both be right, but these differing opinions can cause arguments.

13 May 2009 - 12:00am

4 clean-energy plants approved

The central government has approved the construction of four clean-energy projects that could cost up to 19.8 billion yuan (HK$22.45 billion), as part of the country's effort to reduce pollution.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hydrogen transport trial runs out of gas

Promising green fuel project is abandoned

Green Island Cement has quietly abandoned a trial project to develop a transport system based on hydrogen-fuel cell vehicles.

The company, a subsidiary of Li Ka-shing-controlled Cheung Kong Infrastructure, teamed up with its Canadian sister firm, Stuart Energy, to launch the project in 2003.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Warning signs of energy bubble

With the effects of global warming hitting home and the investment world scurrying to develop products that can offer exposure to what's become a trendy field, a New York-based research firm has warned of possible signs of a bubble in clean technologies.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

How venture capital investors respond to climate change

Market researchers say venture capital has been flowing rapidly into companies which are developing environmentally friendly technologies, which either provide superior performance at lower cost or reduce the amount of resources needed to maintain productivity levels.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

83pc of women seek motherhood - but on their terms

Motherhood is an ambition for eight out of 10 young Hong Kong women - but in their own good time.

While 83 per cent of respondents to a survey said they wanted to be mothers, 73 per cent said they were not ready now, but more than half said they had plans to give birth in the next five years.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am