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  1. Government has duty to act on air quality

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by roadside pollution, and using more gas for generating power. Electricity charges were projected to rise by 20 per cent and bus fares by 15 per cent. Environment undersecretary Dr Kitty Poon Kit ... and to live in a healthier environment. The government has a duty not only to listen, but to act. ...

  2. Beijing's outrage over carbon duties is feigned

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... duties in both the US and the European Union would cut Baosteel's earnings per share by 2.2 per cent, and leave other Chinese steel companies unaffected. The projected impact on Chinese cement companies would be even smaller. China National Building Materials would see its earnings per share fall by just 0.2 per cent. So you have to wonder just why mainland officials were ...

  3. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More than 100 corporations and government departments are joining a campaign to reduce food waste by cutting two courses from their Lunar New Year banquets. Campaign organiser Friends of the Earth said having two fewer courses at banquets would cut food waste by 15 per cent. It is urged people to bring food boxes to banquets and take home any leftovers. So far, 81 ...

  4. Nuclear imports not the answer, green groups say

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... mix from the current 23 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020. Assuming the cost of nuclear per unit is HK$6, and with a 2 per cent annual consumption increase in Hong Kong, the cost of achieving ... the share of natural gas from 23 to 75 per cent by 2020- rather than 40 per cent as officials now suggest- and through means such as tightening building energy efficiency standards and offering ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... about 70 per cent for the meat and 30 per cent for the fins. The fins are only 1.7 per cent of a shark's body weight (5 per cent if the head and guts are removed), according to the US National Marine Fisheries Service. When the fins are dried and processed, they represent about 0.2 per cent of a shark's fresh body weight. The fins have a high value, but there is not much ...

  6. 33pc cut in carbon emissions proposed

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... environmental affairs manager Hahn Chu Hon-keung said Hong Kong, as an international city with a mature economy, had a duty to meet the stricter UN target, which would require a 25 per cent reduction ... buildings, transport and waste, include requiring 15 per cent of buses to run on hybrid engines and halving energy use in commercial buildings. But the change in power generation is the most drastic. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to developers The fact that developers are complaining about the new stamp duty is an indication of its potential effectiveness. The 'sunset clause' they call for would only fuel further ... Developers Association, says the policy could 'hurt unintended targets' ('Developers want date for extra stamp duty to end', January 5). Would those targets ...

  8. Mandatory green targets set

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a measure of carbon intensity, by 17 per cent from the 2010 level by 2015. The inclusion of the mandatory carbon intensity target in the nation's new five-year plan is seen as a big compromise ... development. All it had pledged was to reduce the economy's carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels, and then only by 2020. Yesterday, Premier Wen Jiabao warned National ...

  9. HK$29b spent, but is the air cleaner?

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Canace Wong

    ... litres of diesel, a third more than in 2009. The Post estimates that the government has forfeited revenue from diesel duty of up to HK$16 billion since 2000, when the HK$2.89 per litre duty rate was first cut to HK$1.11. It was reduced to 56 cents in 2007. Euro V diesel fuel, containing only negligible amounts of sulphur, has been subject to zero duty since mid-2008, and since July last ...

  10. 300b yuan earmarked to develop green cars

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Beijing plans to spend up to 374 billion yuan over the next five years cutting emissions, with about 80 per cent of the money earmarked for developing hybrid and electric car ... intensity' by 40 to 45 per cent in 2020. The government estimated that a total of 41.17 million tonnes of coal equivalent (tce) will be saved if the 11 main sectors of the economy used more ...




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