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  1. UK transport chief visits for carbon talks

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Britain's transport minister, Lord Adonis, visited Hong Kong yesterday on the last stop of a six-day Asian trip to exchange ideas on low-carbon transport. After arriving in Hong Kong around noon, Lord Adonis made full use of a 12-hour stopover to meet Undersecretary for Transport and Housing Yau Shing-mu, Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah and key ...

  2. Transport firms seek funding to upgrade bus fleets, switch to cleaner fuel in ferries

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

    ... implemented as quickly as possible. A public forum will be held on Saturday to gauge public views on the review. Meanwhile, WWF Hong Kong published its 'Climate Policy Address' for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's reference. It also urged Hong Kong to set a carbon emissions target of 25 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020. ...

  3. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The two articles about the rapid growth of private aviation in Hong Kong and on the mainland are alarming ('Mainland fuels boom in HK executive jet travel' and 'Private jet ... of transport before it is too late. P.A. Crush, Sha Tin ...

  4. Fuel price cuts fail to satisfy disgruntled transport drivers

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prices. Tam Chi-wah, a spokesman for the Hong Kong Waste Disposal Industry Association, said: 'When the price of oil goes up, the oil companies lift prices quickly. But now oil prices have ... diesel prices to be cut by HK$1 a litre, which could save drivers about HK$2,000 a month. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said: 'Hong Kong is a free market. It is very ...

  5. Hong Kong needs an advocate for conservation not a car salesman

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Yau should be promoting are those that transport the most people with the least impact on resources and energy consumption. Hong Kong needs a sustainable warrior not a car salesman. Mary ... on encouraging more commuters to take public transport. When is he going to introduce a programme to convert public buses to cleaner fuel? What progress is he pursuing on reducing traffic into our most ...

  6. Wishing for a cleaner Hong Kong

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

    ... there is a paper-recycling bin nearby. I hope all that will change and Hong Kong will become a cleaner place so that everyone can have a reason to smile. Shereen Khemchandani, Marymount Secondary School From ... their noses and mouths to avoid breathing in the dust and fumes from cars. By taking public transport, people- especially car owners- can help prevent air pollution from becoming worse. People can ...

  7. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... emissions regulations and a smog test system to ensure compliance is one of the best solutions for reducing vehicle emissions in Hong Kong. Since 2000, the Transport Department has required most ... for reduced fares', May 29) I felt compelled to write this letter. Hong Kong needs to address the root cause of vehicle emissions- our lax vehicle emissions standards and compliance measures. We ...

  8. Consul-general hopes to help Hong Kong clean up its act

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills, Richard Warren, Will Clem

    ... of Europe, Finland is often easy to overlook. But Consul-General Pauli Makela said his nation's design traditions and its environmental expertise meant it still had a lot to offer Hong Kong. Although the country has an area of nearly 340,000 sqkm, it has a population that is considerably smaller than Hong Kong's. The consul-general said that his country's small population ...

  9. Let water plan flow, Hong Kong urged

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... as Hong Kong's population was increasing and the city may take all its supply from the Dongjiang one day. 'It will be costly to transport water from Hong Kong to Macau or Zhuhai, ... Joyce Ng and Olga Wong With Guangdong suffering from drought, Hong Kong should speed up and implement its 'under-publicised' water resources management plan and introduce ...

  10. How long should Hong Kong's architects reach for the sky?

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... in North America, are only warming to housing developments that connect to public transport hubs, in Hong Kong these transit-oriented developments seemingly have been a staple in property ... Violet Law Something most Hongkongers have long taken for granted was the subject of a three-day symposium in New York. That tall- very tall- buildings can be packed into Hong Kong plots ...




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