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Feed-in Tariff

Generous to a volt

The current television commercial for Standard Chartered Bank makes a good point: 'Can it not only look at the profit it makes, but how it makes the profit, and stands beside people, not above them?'

Monday, 9 January, 2012, 12:00am

What we learned from the through-train cancellation

One year after the initial announcement of the 'through-train' scheme to allow mainland investors to buy Hong Kong-listed stocks, we have long ago given up waiting for its arrival and are left standing on the platform wondering what we should learn from the service's cancellation.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Subsidies for green energy

Beijing granted about 260 million yuan of subsidies to renewable energy power projects last year, according to National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the top industry policy planner.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tariff rises too small to cover costs

The central government has announced an increase in the nation's average ex-plant power tariff of about 3 per cent but analysts said this was insufficient to cover higher coal costs that the power suppliers have had to shoulder since the previous tariff revision in May last year.

4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Consumers' needs ignored

WE pay far too much for electricity in Hong Kong.

The Scheme of Control for the two monopoly suppliers of electricity is too generous to the companies and does not take into account the needs of consumers.

Britain has broken up the old monopolies and has brought the cost of electricity down.

23 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

HK Electric to increase prices

HOUSEHOLDS and businesses served by the Hongkong Electric Company face higher bills from January 1.

The company has decided to raise its average net tariff by 3.5 cents per unit, equivalent to a 4.7 per cent increase.

However, customers of China Light and Power (CLP) can look forward to no rise at this stage.

7 Dec 1993 - 12:00am