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    2023 Price Hike - Electricity / Bus...

    Just had to point this out. It only took a massive increase in prices for those light shops which can be amazingly blinding due to the sheer waste of power, to perhaps consider not leaving the lights on display on all the time

    The owner of a lighting shop in Wan Chai said his bill has been amounting to about HK$10,000 every month - 10 percent up on last year - so "we'll only turn on the lights when there are customers."
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...ty-bill-surges
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    And the same goes for air conditioned buses, shopping malls, high-end shops blowing antarctic cold winds, basically everything else in Hong Kong

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    In some other countries whole shopping malls have closed down because of it.
    Even Hotels have adopted and, misterously, the temperature in the building is down


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    Edited the topic .. since this will probably be one of many price hikes over the next year.

    Bus Fares set to go up...

    Franchised bus operators in Hong Kong have submitted their fare increase applications to the government to increase charges by 10 to 20 percent, citing rising operating costs and Covid’s impact on patronage, according to the Transport and Logistics Bureau.

    The bureau said on Wednesday that authorities received the applications in the first half of this year and are currently reviewing them.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...tion/4/197429/

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    The Standard ... has some word vomit, slips on it and manages to land in the UK...

    For Hongkongers who are used to seeing single-digit increases in public utility charges, the numbers may be horrific even though the hikes stand to be among the lowest on the international scale.

    How do CLP and HKE do that?

    Perhaps power companies in the UK, where a large number of Hongkongers have moved over the past two years, should look to their Hong Kong counterparts for tips.
    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...ion/17/247574/

    But its all ok ... since no one will panic about this price increase. Namaste!

    From a marketing point of view, it is smart of the public relations executives at the two companies to stress the comparison with that of November rather than the beginning of the year even though it is a more common practice to draw comparisons on a yearly basis.

    It's all about perception management and, obviously, their PR strategies have attained the baseline objective, which is to avoid causing panic in society.

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    A lot of nonsense fear-mongering headlines preceded the electricity tariffs (like the one below) + the discounts to low income families being either ignored or shoved to the bottom of the press coverage.

    6.4% for electricity increases is pretty reasonable all things considered. Especially when we want to encourage people to use less electricity.

    https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/compone...abChangeable=0

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    And drama continues.. 6.5/30/45%

    Legislative Council members slammed Tse for saying the hikes were, in comparison to tariffs for this month, 6.4 percent for CLP Power and 5.5 percent for Hongkong Electric, when the increases were, when measured annually, up to 19.7 percent and 45.6 percent.

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...r-tariff-hikes

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    And this one goes from 10-20% from day before to almost definite 20% now, The Standard at its best..

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/secti...ike-on-horizon


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    Quote Originally Posted by ndt:
    And the same goes for air conditioned buses, shopping malls, high-end shops blowing antarctic cold winds, basically everything else in Hong Kong
    To be fair, the air-con in buses has been toned down in recent years. The bus fans on the local forums were complaining these past two summers that KMB was trying to save fuel by not blasting the AC
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