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  1. Mainland airlines plan court action over EU emissions trading scheme

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... declaration to denounce the scheme. Among the signatories were China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Algeria Airlines, American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, EVA ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland airlines plan to file a lawsuit to challenge the EU's emissions trading scheme that fines airlines for exceeding emission quotas on all ...

  2. Carbon tax fallout all up in the air

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a year to them. Former Cathay Pacific Airways chief Tony Tyler, now head of the International Air Transport Association, says the industry has a strategy for fuel savings through better ...

  3. Cathay Pacific boss warns on E.U. carbon tax

    Posted Jun 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis in Singapore keith.wallis@scmp.com Cathay Pacific Airways has warned that plans by the European Union to introduce an emissions trading scheme from January next year sets ... over a certain level. Under this cap-and-trade scheme, airlines have to buy carbon credits from other companies that do not use all their allocation. The EU has assigned airlines 213 million ...

  4. Carbon loading

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the long term. Nippon Steel alone has secured 11 million tonnes of credits through its two joint-venture steel mills in China. All the proposals were raised last year for public consultation before ... by the steelmaking sector, which, although it accounts for 10 per cent to 20 per cent of the nation's total emissions, views itself as the most energy-efficient steel industry in the world. Nippon ...

  5. Costly bonfire plan lays waste to wealth of viable alternatives to burning problem

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in an oxygen-free environment- the city is now building an additional facility. Should Hong Kong build enough of these plants to treat all our food waste, the cost would be around HK$7.4 billion- so around ... co-combustion system, or maybe plasma waste conversion. With other alternatives, including turning domestic waste into jet fuel- which British Airways and Qantas are supporting- Hongkongers should again ...

  6. Air China leads charge at EU carbon scheme

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by global airlines in January. The scheme, which will levy emission charges on all flights within, to, and from Europe, is expected to have a big impact on carriers in developing countries ... trade war. US lawmakers have proposed legislation to prohibit all American airlines from taking part in the ETS next year. The bill is expected to be passed this autumn and follows a lawsuit ...

  7. Cathay slams 'bizarre' carbon caps

    Posted Aug 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Cathay Pacific Airways has slammed as 'bizarre' the European Union's plan to impose carbon emissions caps on international airlines. Speaking ... for 20 per cent of the area's nitrogen oxide emissions, its contributions of other pollutants- including carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and ozone- were all below 5 per cent. Some observers ...

  8. Aviation industry is committed to addressing climate change impact

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such as emissions trading will all be key factors in enabling the industry to meet these ambitious goals. Mr Fielding links a seven-fold growth in overall global man-made emissions by 2050 under ... of environmental affairs, Cathay Pacific Airways ...

  9. liberal studies

    Posted Oct 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for electronic waste and packaging materials d. all of the above Think about 1 Do you agree with the TKO residents' demonstration? 2 Do you think being charged for your household waste will help ... inflammatory disease of the airways. Some common symptoms are coughing and shortness of breath. Answers: Reading comprehension: 1. a, 2. c, 3. c, 4. d Vocabulary: 1. not-in-my-backyard, 2. stinky, 3. ...

  10. Time running out for carbon tax deal

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their planes. Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific is investigating mainland-produced biofuels, while Virgin Atlantic Airways is studying waste gas from steel mills. They are welcome and voluntary moves, although years could pass before they are viable, if at all. The EU's plan imposes a deadline. Airlines claim that they could lose Euro1.2 billion (HK$12.8 billion) in 2012- a quarter ...




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