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Public Utilities

Prediction of utilities' natural gas needs may have been too high

Environment officials tried yesterday to ease fears of drastic electricity price increases in the next few years, saying the city might not need to double the amount of natural gas used by 2015 as was previously predicted.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 5:17am

Underfoot marvels

Colour in the streets of Hong Kong is generally limited to neon signs and giant advertising billboards. More often than not, they seem like eyesores, rather than works of art.

And you certainly won't find much to marvel at underfoot.

Yet the very pavement we walk on could offer limitless possibilities for adding colour to our city.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Two held for theft of manhole covers

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Manhole blast figures revealed

One worker was killed and seven people injured in six manhole explosions in the past five years, the Transport and Housing Bureau said. In a recent study the Highways Department recommended measures to reduce the risk of explosions, including sealing up ducts leading to manholes and improving ventilation.

11 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

New graffiti kings

The series of thefts of manhole covers and other metal appliances on the city's streets over the past year must have scared many building contractors in town.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Inquiry launched into deaths in sewer

Government subcontractor under investigation after two workers die

An investigation has been launched into whether proper safety procedures were followed after two men working for a government subcontractor were found dead in a fume-filled sewer yesterday.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Smaller plants to shut in clean-up of power sector

The central government has ordered the closure of smaller power plants and given priority to energy-efficient and less-polluting plants in selling their output.

The measures would help reduce the industry overcapacity that was expected in the next few years and bolster the competitiveness of locally listed power producers in the long term, analysts said.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fewer power cuts for this summer

The mainland is bracing for power cuts this summer, although they are likely to be less severe than last year, when 24 provinces and municipalities were affected, a senior official says.

The shortfall during the peak season, beginning next month, is projected at 25 gigawatts, slightly less than last year's figure.

13 May 2005 - 12:00am