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  1. Talkback

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Are power firms doing enough to increase the supply of renewable energy? At present there is no supply of renewable energy in Hong Kong for domestic consumption. This is the result of the two power utilities failing to make a commitment, on a medium- to ...

  2. Electric cars take mass appeal route to a cleaner HK

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... travel in Hong Kong, while organisers CLP Power are featuring their solutions to the infrastructure such cars need to stay charged. Tesla, which makes the Roadster electric vehicle, has sold 10 ... Kong public. Electric vehicles may appear to be the perfect solution for consumers, carmakers and the environment, but the key obstacle to their widespread adoption is a lack of infrastructure ...

  3. Community can help our drivers switch on to the electric dream

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... infrastructure and there has been a swift development. Yet in fact we have already more than 120 charging points in place for public use and we expect hundreds more will be ready in the coming months, ... infrastructure planning. We look forward to support from the community for this cause, which will make the use of electric vehicles even greener. Katharine Choi, principal assistant secretary ...

  4. Why city needs to do something about a big, wet footprint before it's too late

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... per capita than nearly any other city in the world. Last week, the chairman of Black & Veatch, the engineering company responsible for most of Hong Kong's major water infrastructure ... Kong's investment in water infrastructure 'is setting an example for other countries', said the chairman, Len Rodman. But with some of the world's most advanced water-management ...

  5. That sinking feeling

    Posted Dec 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and infrastructure. Along with sinking buildings, they face erosion of their coastlines. 'Melting permafrost is undermining building foundations and threatens roads, pipelines and communications infrastructure,' the report said. Airport runways could also become unusable due to the melting, scientists warn. Often it's hard to remember why climate change is important. But when you ...

  6. Beijing's water plan doesn't go far enough, critics say

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... it with rigid caps on consumption and mandated investments in infrastructure,' she said. 'Water is being polluted and consumed across the country without liability and accountability. ... funding arrangements in the new water document. She said consumption caps created an incentive to cheat, and state directives to build infrastructure would not deliver safe drinking water because ...

  7. Visibly wrong

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... silence on revising the air quality objectives. This conundrum of 'development versus health' involves a range of infrastructure projects, including roads, a bridge and an air strip. Put ... liveability depends on making sure that new infrastructure meets tight health and environmental standards. Christine Loh Kung-wai is chief executive of the think tank Civic Exchange ...

  8. Officials shy away from fight for better air quality

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

    ... Edwin Lau Whenever the government is hesitant about public acceptance of any new policies or large-scale infrastructure projects, it is fond of hiring a third party- consultants- ... been a number of cases in the past to illustrate that, if our government wishes to push ahead with a policy or an infrastructure project, it can do so- even in the face of strong public ...

  9. Electric vehicle dream still stuck in first gear

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the talk won't be convincing without the necessary infrastructure and right mindset. Officials have often spoken of electric and hybrid vehicles in the context of reducing air pollution. ... to be an overnight shift away from the internal combustion engine. The government must do more to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is put in place. By first focusing on replacing diesel vehicles ...

  10. Net hums with anger at huge cost of Games

    Posted Oct 15th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... building 12 new venues and renovating 58 existing facilities, 7.3 billion yuan was budgeted for the operational cost of the event, and 109 million yuan had been invested to build infrastructure and environmental protection projects. He said the Asian Games provided a great opportunity for the city to launch infrastructure projects, including the expansion of the subway system, the building ...




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