Mainland's wind potential blown away by power grid monopolies

Wind turbines are productive but grid operators need to install special equipment to handle their intermittent output. Photo: EPA

The mainland's wind power generators will reach their full potential only if the state-owned power distribution giants lose their monopolies, said the China director of the Global Wind Energy Council.

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 4:53am

Tim Noonan

You don't have to understand sports to understand money. But you do have to understand money to understand sports. I will be the first to admit that basically what I know about money is that I don't have tons of it. I do, however, know a bit about baseball and because of that I now know a lot about money.

19 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Long memories of the days of shorter trading hours

The stock exchange's proposal to extend trading hours has brought back happy memories for older heads in the stockbroking industry.

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There were no winners of the first or second prizes in last night's Mark Six draw. The numbers drawn were 11, 23, 35, 37, 40 and 43 and the extra number 30. Third prize paid HK$74,815. Some HK$11,396,751 will jackpot to Tuesday.

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Officials confident on emissions

Hong Kong and Guangdong are confident of reaching the 2010 emission-reduction targets, and both sides will prepare to set new post-2010 targets next year, Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said yesterday.

19 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Rage against the machine

Haven't got your Olympics tickets yet? Don't worry, there will be another chance tomorrow ... so the China Daily reassured eager Olympic fans the day before the ticket system went spectacularly bottoms up late last month.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Games ticket rethink after system meltdown

Questions raised over new Olympics lottery

Organisers of the Beijing Olympics provided more questions than answers yesterday when they announced major changes to ticket sales, following an embarrassing booking-system meltdown last week.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Olympic ticketing chief apologises for fiasco

Embarrassed organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics suspended domestic ticket sales yesterday following Tuesday's chaotic computer-booking meltdown.

1 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Control tops BAA's agenda in mainland investments

The British Airports Authority (BAA) is looking to make a substantial investment in a secondary airport on the mainland - but only if the deal gives it control of the facility, according to the executive in charge of overseas expansion.

31 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There was no winner of last night's draw, so $26,545,074 will be added to the jackpot for Tuesday's draw. The numbers were 7, 9, 22, 38, 39 and 49. The extra number was 48. Thirteen tickets each won the second prize of $167,690. Third prize paid $28,635.

14 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Solution for high airport charges should start with doubling them

'It is always the Airport Authority which negotiates airport-related charges. But this mechanism may not be the best solution after the airport is privatised.'

Wilson Fung Wing-yip,

Deputy Secretary for Economic Development

17 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Peoples on target for $1.5b share offering

China Resources Peoples Telephone hopes to raise between $1.17 billion and $1.5 billion in an initial public offering scheduled for March 31, according to sources close to the deal.

The mobile-phone services provider, 59 per cent owned by China Resources Holdings, plans to sell 260 million shares at between $4.50 and $5.65 each.

12 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There was no winner of the first prize last night so $9,498,764 will be added to Tuesday's jackpot. The numbers were 1, 23, 25, 32, 43 and 44. The extra number was 30. Three second-prize winners each won $499,860.

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There was no winner of the first prize last night so $5 million will be added to the jackpot on Tuesday. The numbers were 10, 11, 19, 23, 39 and 44. The extra number was 17. There were three winners of the second prize of $522,575.

18 May 2001 - 12:00am


Troubled British railway operator Railtrack secured a GBP1.5 billion (about HK$16.56 billion) lifeline to help it repair a crumbling network, AFP reports.

3 Apr 2001 - 12:00am