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  1. 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

    ... hydroelectric stations, including the giant Three Gorges project, and 80 per cent the old-fashioned way by burning coal. It is true that Beijing has invested heavily in clean-energy sources like solar ... of ash. Some of that will escape directly into the atmosphere through power station smoke stacks. The rest will be dumped at disposal sites, from where it will be picked up by the wind and spread ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Powerful evidence Hong Kong officials just don't care about pollution

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... when the prevailing winds turn northerly. Even if the government were to prohibit the burning of coal in the city's power stations (it hasn't) or ban ships in local waters from using ... each quarter street-level pollution- averaged across the three roadside monitoring stations- is classified as "low" or "medium", compared with the number of hours ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    A narrow escape from the perils of official subsidies

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... I thought. When we finally did come across a service station- owned and operated by state oil company Pertamina- there was not a single drop of petrol available. The manager was deeply apologetic, and assured us he expected a delivery at any moment. But rather than wait, he said, we should try another station some kilometres away. They might have some petrol, he explained. Locating the second ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Don't kid yourself that electric taxis are green

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... emissions from the streets to power station smokestacks, which may have health benefits. Just don't kid yourself that these taxis are green. In environmental terms, they are bright red. ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China a green energy leader? Don't make me laugh

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of this year, the country still generated more than 80 per cent of its electricity in coal-fired power stations. Wind energy provided just 2 per cent of power output, while the contribution from solar ...

  6. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Clear evidence obscures truth of Beijing's pollution data

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... figures for Beijing were consistently understated by 30 per cent. There are more sophisticated ways of manipulating the data. Officials can cite monitoring stations in relatively unpolluted locations, or selectively omit readings from stations that report high pollution levels. Whatever the preferred method, it appears clear local officials are indeed doctoring pollution figures ...

  7. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China's intransigence to block Doha climate deal next week

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... generators to shut down enough coal-fired power stations to produce an immediate reduction of at least 2 per cent in China's carbon emissions. That's just one example of how economically ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Look out your window for evidence of strong growth

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... down over Hong Kong. But we can eliminate that by averaging the hourly air pollution index data from the government's atmospheric stations over each quarter and seeing how the numbers ...

  9. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Steel sector's plight illustrates extent of China's challenges

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... As the country has built factories, power stations, airports, shopping malls, railways, ships, cars and new homes by the million, demand for steel has soared. According to the World Steel Association, ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Rail freight and electricity data can be misleading

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... demand for coal to fuel the country's power stations. And given that in 2010 thermal coal made up 43 per cent by tonnage of all freight traffic on China's railways, it doesn't need ...



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