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  1. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... cent. "There is a lot of room for improvement in the index," leader researcher Christine Wiedinmyer said, but expressed hope it would still help policymakers set agendas to clear ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the market. "Why can't we just put the 30 per cent electricity market share to open auction? Wouldn't that be more competitive?" he asked. Christine Lo Kung-wai, undersecretary ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Firms take dim view of energy costs pushed up by climate change: poll

    Posted May 14th 2014, 04:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said the city was on track to meet its carbon reduction targets of 50 to 60 per cent set for 2020, regardless of the option adopted. She urged people to consider ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding proposal for food waste treatment plant passes first hurdle in Legco

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 12:07pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... for "professional kitchens" to sort out food waste, undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. She said officials would look at how best to collect and transport rubbish to minimise the effects on the environment. Loh declined to comment on how they intended to make polluters pay to help cover the building and operating costs of the plant. Au said charging for waste ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong working to convince Beijing on clean-fuel zone for ships in delta

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said The city may receive approval by summer for a law making all ocean-going vessels berthing in Hong Kong switch to a lower-sulphur fuel from early next year. This would set a precedent for other cities in the region, Loh told the South China Morning Post. "When you believe in something, it's important that you show other ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Experts urged to improve collaboration to combat air pollution

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 06:31pm

    ... the data and we also need to understand the systems other people have set up to verify the data,” undersecretary for the environment Christine Loh Kung-wai said. Greater scientific expertise would ... and the city’s new Air Quality Health Objectives stipulate that 40mcg per cubic metre is the maximum acceptable level. Loh acknowledged the threat from roadside pollution and touted government efforts ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials slammed for 'cunning' move to get funding for controversial landfill plans

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... as it was for the "necessary" preparatory work for the individual projects. Sai Kung district councillor Christine Fong Kwok-shan asked lawmakers to vote down the government application. ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Beijing like LA in '60s, US EPA chief Gina McCarthy says

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:27am by Ernest Kao

    ... environment. In the US, we saw a 70 per cent reduction in air pollutants the same time it took for our economy to double," she said. Hong Kong's environment undersecretary, Christine Loh ... emissions. "Closer co-operation will benefit both agencies as well as support scientific air research and related policies," Loh said. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Smoke-belching trucks to stay on Hong Kong's roads longer, lawmakers rule

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... undersecretary, Christine Loh Kung-wai, said lawmakers needed to be "realistic" as a consensus had to be built among interest groups to get their support. "If you want to see a consensus among the industry and among legislators, then the proposed scheme is the answer," Loh said. Under the revised scheme, Euro I, II and III diesel vehicles will have to be taken off the road ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Official inaction on effluent leak riles lawmakers

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Christine Loh Kung-wai, undersecretary for the environment, said the bureau would not object to making future leaks public immediately but needed time to look into how to do it. Dr Ellen Chan ...




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