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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    No extension on 'cash for clunkers' scheme: environment chief

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com No extension on 'cash for clunkers', says minister An incentive scheme for owners of old, polluting diesel vehicles to replace them will not be extended - even though a new, compulsory scheme is not expected to kick in until next year, lawmakers heard yesterday. This emerged as the government sought an extra HK$120 million for the scheme - which ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's first electric coach is faster, lighter

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The vehicle, bought by CLP for staff transport, is a third cheaper to run than the diesel version HK's first electric coach is faster, lighter Power company CLP, which introduced Hong Kong's first electric coach yesterday, says it plans eventually to replace all its staff shuttle buses with the non-polluting vehicles. Mainly for staff ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong considers mandatory glass recycling legislation

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Minister weighs legislation that would mainly target wine and other drink bottles Mandatory glass waste recycling considered The government is considering legislation to make glass recycling mandatory, the environment minister said yesterday. Secretary for the Environment Wong Kam-sing said the legislation would target mainly wine and other beverage ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Christine Loh blames poor air quality on past governments' passivity

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Government is confident of meeting new targets despite past failings, environment official says Past officials too passive about bad air, Loh says Previous governments have been too passive in updating the city's air quality standards, Undersecretary for the Environment Christine Loh Kung-wai told lawmakers yesterday. Speaking to the Legislative ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    City has enough air quality index stations, but more are being planned

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com More air quality stations to meet public demand The government would consider building more air quality monitoring stations in the city even though there are already enough for policymaking and scientific purposes, lawmakers were told yesterday. Two new stations in Tuen Mun and Tseung Kwan O are already planned in response to development ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Ming-shum an entrepreneur with fingers in many pies

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com An entrepreneur with fingers in many pies The name Lau Ming-shum - the developer who has caused controversy by buying up land in the Sai Kung village of Pak Sha O - is familiar to conservationists. It is not the first time the political adviser to Hunan has been in a land row. Lau, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference since ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Administration says it will work with neighbours to save lives by reducing maritime pollution in waters around city Clean-fuel zone for ships in delta eyed The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    HK suffers most deaths in region from ship pollution

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Sulphur dioxide emissions from vessels cost lives of at least 365 people in city, says think tank, as it calls for stricter rules on fuels HK SUFFERS MOST SHIP POLLUTION DEATHS Hong Kong has suffered the most from ship emissions in the Pearl River Delta, with locals accounting for 75 per cent of deaths related to sulphur dioxide released from vessels, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong airport rejigs air conditioning to save HK$5m a year

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com HK$20m project will make system more energy efficient and pay for itself in 4 years HK airport rejigs air conto save millions Hong Kong International Airport hopes to save around HK$5 million a year on its electricity bill after completing a HK$20 million project to make its air conditioning system more energy efficient. Ricky Leung Wing-kee, ...

  10. Festival revellers leave less rubbish

    Posted Sep 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... A new fine and a Sars-related civic sense reined in the litterbugs at the Mid-Autumn festivities Morning joggers were surprised to find parks and beaches much cleaner yesterday than expected on the day after the Mid-Autumn Festival. Normally, shorelines a ...




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