Energy

Urine-powered fuel cells to offer pee power to people

This could literally be called pee power to the people-researchers have figured out a way to make the world's first urine-powered fuel cells.

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Stricter energy-saving codes by the Hong Kong government have meant a switch to more efficient technology. Hong Kong has the reputation of being a 'city of lights'. And when there were calls for 'lights out' citywide to prove that it was serious a...


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Commissioner for Innovation & Technology Eddy Chan says the Government will enhance the promotion of photovoltaics, which convert sunlight into electricity.

Signs of the Times

Pavan Shamdasani HK-magazine 20.02.2009
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There is nothing more iconic in Hong Kong than a street full of neon signs—but increasingly more people are fed up with the pollution they cause, and the danger posed by their potential collapse. By Pavan Shamdasani.


MTR upgrade shines light on energy-wasting city

Diana Lee The Standard 13.02.2009
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Hong Kong is two years behind the mainland in terms of using more environmentally friendly lighting, such as light-emitting diode streetlights, according to a research and development study into the MTR lighting system.

Energy-guzzling plasma TVs will be banned in Brussels eco blitz

The plasma screen television is poised to become the next victim of the battle to curb energy use.


Biofuel from algae, weeds helps to power Boeing 737 jet in test flight

Continental Airlines ratcheted up the race to develop alternative fuel for passenger planes last week after it successfully flew a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet powered partly by algae and weeds.

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About 180 private cars have joined the Hong Kong Fuel Economy Run for Private Cars today, striving to complete the assigned routes using the least amount of fuel.


Solar panels on graves give power to Spanish town

DANIEL WOOLLS Physorg.com 25.11.2008
Solar panels on graves give power to Spanish town

(AP) -- A new kind of silent hero has joined the fight against climate change. Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a gritty, working-class town outside Barcelona, has placed a sea of solar panels atop mausoleums at its cemetery, transforming a place of perp...

Obama Looks to Axe Daylight Time -- NYT Explains Why

Eugene Sandhu Green Daily 22.11.2008
Obama Looks to Axe Daylight Time -- NYT Explains Why

In order to conserve energy, President-elect Barak Obama wants to eliminate daylight saving time. Twice a year, a bunch of countries, including most of the United States, practice daylight saving time or DST, shifting one hour ahead in the spring ...


Blinding Lights

June Ng HK-magazine.com 07.11.2008
Blinding Lights

Excessive lights at night darken our skies with pollution during the day, writes June Ng.

Power plant emission limits gazetted

A technical memorandum stipulating the quantities of emission allowances of three air pollutants for the power-generation sector in 2010 and beyond has been gazetted.


Backing for `cheaper and cleaner' plan

MandyLo The Standard 03.11.2008
Backing for `cheaper and cleaner' plan

A plan by Green Island Cement to build a waste melting system at Tap Shek Kok in Tuen Mun has been backed by the nongovernment organization Momentum 107.

Eiffel Tower's lights are to go out

Henry Samuel Telegraph 01.09.2008
The decision is part of a plan to make the Eiffel tower and other monuments more environmentally friendly.  Photo: Paul Grover

The Eiffel tower is to lose its sparkle as thousands of its twinkling light bulbs are cut in a new green initiative, it has emerged.


Too many people still cool on energy saving

Beatrice Siu The Standard 26.08.2008
Too many people still cool on energy saving

More than 10 percent of Hong Kong households switch on air conditioners regardless of the temperature, according to a survey by the Energy Saving Concern Alliance.

Solar tie that charges your phone

Jason Phone Hello 21.08.2008
Solar tie that charges your phone

Researchers from the Iowa State University have developed new mobile phone charger in your tie!


New Technology Could Make Roads a Solar Energy Source

Ariel Schwartz CleanTechnica 19.08.2008
New Technology Could Make Roads a Solar Energy Source

The most efficient form of renewable energy may be right underneath us. Researchers at Worchester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts announced today that they have discovered a method to use road surfaces for solar collection.

Energy saving wire mesh dangerous

The Consumer Council has also found that an energy saving wire mesh, which was also found in Hong Kong about ten years ago, that claims to cut down on fuel consumption of gas stoves will emit carbon monoxide during cooking, and it can increase the...


Venues designed to minimize emissions, save energy

Clean energy and power saving technologies have been used in constructing Beijing's Olympic venues to ensure a green Games, experts and organizers said.

Mitsubishi’s Electric Car Will Be Released in 2009 for $37,500

It seems our favorite media darling, the Chevy Volt, will have bit of competition when it comes time for it’s eventual release in 2010.