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  1. Green vehicles now?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If switching to less-polluting trucks and buses will reduce the roadside air pollution in Hong Kong, should the government force the city's operators to replace their old vehicles? Share your views and write to us ...

  2. talk back

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... wrote on March 6 to Talkback that the government should target smoky diesel vehicles instead of petrol and LPG vehicles to reduce roadside air pollution. The government has been taking strong ... in pre-Euro diesel vehicles with effect from next month. Hong Kong's vehicle emission and fuel standards are on a par with those of the European Union. As a result of these measures, the roadside ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that level, the pollution begins to impact on health. The Hong Kong government's 24-hour level is 180mcm. So levels of RSP were between two and three times higher than WHO guidelines. Nitrogen dioxide levels were also high, ranging between 180.7 and 244.5 mcm. WHO guidelines are for an average 200mcm per hour. This is not a one-off and historical air pollution figures show that Hong ...

  4. Whats on

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... June 6 'Taking action on pollution', organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, is a speaker luncheon that will discuss how responding to the threat from air pollution in the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong can be a win-win situation for companies, encouraging corporate responsibility and sustainable development while strengthening businesses. Speaker ...

  5. Few takers for clean bus and truck subsidies

    Posted Nov 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will be in reducing the roadside pollution,' Mr Chan said. Vehicles are the second-largest source of air pollution in Hong Kong, contributing about 25 per cent of the city's emissions of RSPs and nitrogen oxides. Diesel trucks are the biggest vehicle polluters, accounting for 90 per cent of particulates emissions and 80 per cent of nitrogen oxides. Leung Hung, chairman of the Hong Kong ...

  6. Events diary

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today, HK: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The visible and invisible menace: Regional air pollution challenges and responses'. Hong Kong Club. Asia Society evening: 'Asia's role in addressing global imbalances'. Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow, HK: British Chamber of Commerce Women in Business luncheon. Pacific Internet (Hong Kong) 'Effective cross-border ...

  7. HK wins top marks as business centre, but warned on pollution

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to MasterCard Worldwide and the study's lead researcher, said air pollution subtracts from Hong Kong's quality of life indicators, a large part of the liveability index. 'Unfortunately, ... Amanda Price Hong Kong ranks as the world's top 'business centre' and fifth in the world among cities in global commerce, according to the latest results of the 2007 ...

  8. Spend swollen coffers on tackling air pollution

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Those calling for tax relief following news that revenue last fiscal year jumped 14 per cent are taking a short-sighted view, thanks perhaps to the thick air pollution swirling around Hong Kong ('Record tax revenue swells calls for relief', May 3). I would urge that the extra money, together with the unexpected budget surplus, go towards tackling air pollution. Spend ...

  9. HK$93m fund to help create a cleaner delta

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong-owned factories across the border to help them clean up their production. The money will go to the Hong Kong Productivity Council, which will launch the five-year Cleaner Production Partnership Programme. Under the programme, Hong Kong-owned factories would be given practical advice on how to improve energy efficiency, reduce air pollutants and optimise the performance of boilers ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Oct 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's air could become more polluted due to the booming mainland economy, Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa said. He said the Hong Kong and the Guangdong governments would work harder to improve air quality, and both sides would co-operate to ensure a 40 per cent reduction of sulfur dioxide by 2010. The air pollution index was high yesterday and is forecast to be high again today. ...




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