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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Polluting marine vessels must find no welcome in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:58pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... that there is no more capacity for pollution in Hong Kong and the adverse impact it inflicts on every person's health. Kwong Sum Yin is chief executive officer of Clean Air Network ... pollution as Hong Kong's biggest eyesore. The days when the city's skyline is shrouded in smog come to mind. Equally, we think of the sight of giant ocean-going vessels sailing in local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1528632/polluting-marine-vessels-must-find-no-welcome-hong-kong
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Beijing does not have the most polluted air in the world

    Posted May 13th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn For those of you familiar with Beijing's horrendous air pollution, it may come as a surprise to know that it is by no means the world's worst. That distinction went ... particulates recorded a daily average of 89.5 mg per cubic metre in 2013. This would put Beijing 17th on the WHO rankings. Hong Kong is ranked 584th with PM2.5 levels of 21mg per cubic metre, though ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1510850/beijing-does-not-have-most-polluted-air-world
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong risks losing out to rivals without a third airport runway

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the authority has submitted a revised environmental impact assessment report. The study concluded that the project would not have an adverse impact on residual air quality. To mitigate noise pollution ... The debate boils down to weighing the economic gains against social and environmental costs. While pursuing competitiveness and growth is unobjectionable, concerns about marine life and pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1542596/hong-kong-risks-losing-out-rivals-without-third-airport
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cleaner air for Hong Kong still a distant prospect

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Cleaner city air still in distance Officially, Hong Kong will not get a long-awaited set of new air-quality targets until next year. But the government has already unveiled ... The latter idea was shelved here because of lack of consensus. Sooner or later, cleaning up Hong Kong's air will call for Leung to show strong political will. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1210289/cleaner-air-hong-kong-still-distant-prospect
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... measures to tackle our polluted air are in the pipeline. The people of Hong Kong are longing for a breath of fresh air. With more political will, that change may not take too long to come. Kwong ... standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1399889/cleaner-air-marine-emissions-should-be-hong-kongs-next
  6. Comment - Letters

    Targeted measures will improve Hong Kong air

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:24am by LETTERS

    ... pollution. Hong Kong can do this because we have a good foundation in air science. We have also strengthened our capability in air quality and health through working with the World Health ... be much cleaner in five years'", "'Policy shift' needed to beat pollution at sea", and Tom Holland's "Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1429633/targeted-measures-will-improve-hong-kong-air
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must consider wider impact of its energy choices

    Posted May 29th 2014, 05:12pm by SIMON NG

    ... option we choose, it is highly likely that Hong Kong will see a reduction in its local air pollutant emissions and carbon intensity from electricity generation. However, it's not certain ... Hong Kong would be expected to replace coal with gas for electricity generation to cut pollution, while keeping the share of nuclear energy more or less unchanged. Tariffs will definitely go ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1521008/hong-kong-must-consider-wider-impact-its-energy-choices
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    In Hong Kong, political will is the key to clean air

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as usual, pollution originating on the mainland. But these underline how important it is for Hong Kong to strive for an acceptable living environment with concrete efforts to reduce home-grown ... SCMP Editorial Political will is key to clean air We could do without the air pollution we have suffered this week, but it does serve to remind the administration of the declaration ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1216989/hong-kong-political-will-key-clean-air
  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Even Hong Kong's best efforts may not help to clear our air

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:46am by Tom Holland

    ... in the city's air quality over the next five years. Yesterday, she pledged to get the very worst-polluting buses and trucks- those that do the most harm to our health- off Hong Kong's streets ... Tom Holland City's anti-pollution campaign will not end problem as long as the mainland continues to burn coal to satisfy its power demand Even Hong Kong's best efforts may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1426234/even-hong-kongs-best-efforts-may-not-help-clear-our-air
  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    Hong Kong is struggling with a 48-year-old problem

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:47am by Howard Winn

    ... by the then managing director of Dodwell Motors, Paul Braga. He started by observing that "Hong Kong's 90,000 cars, buses and lorries probably fill the Colony's air daily with more than 350 tons ... executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was fond of lecturing us on this score. Now our filthy air is becoming an impediment to economic growth in that some people are reluctant to live in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1518119/hong-kong-struggling-48-year-old-problem

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