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  1. Government can curb pollution by buying state-of-the-art buses

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sources', December 22), outlined several initiatives announced by the chief executive aimed at reducing pollution from buses. Mr Pang noted buses are the main source of emissions in our densest ... had a habit of covering their mouths when buses passed. What did they hope to prevent? Did they think their fingers could filter bus exhausts? Besides, I thought, the pollution wasn't ...

  2. KMB banking on cleaner diesel buses

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is still counting on diesel power. Kowloon Motor Bus is working with manufacturers developing next-generation diesel buses to meet tougher European Union standards on pollutant emissions, and will make further modification to older vehicles to limit dangerous emissions. KMB principal engineer Kane Shum Yuet-hung said diesel buses would certainly give the highest levels of reliability ...

  3. Government should subsidise purchase of hybrid buses

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I would like to follow up on points raised in Tom Holland's Monitor column with regard to the environment and buses ('Broad economic benefits to HK in running trolley buses', May 18). There is little environmental justification for electric vehicles, for example trolley buses, due to power transmission losses through the grid. In fact, studies show that those ...

  4. Why ditching diesel buses won't be easy

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... Amanda Lee Not only is Hong Kong's ageing fleet of heavily polluting diesel buses a threat to people's health; running them is increasingly proving to be a threat ... pollution, which has become more serious over the past few years. To replace diesel buses with more environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as electric trolley buses, commuters would have ...

  5. Tour buses should not be given dispensation from idling ban

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong people wait patiently at bus terminals and stops for public buses. At terminals the engine is turned on only when the bus is ready to depart. At bus stops ... the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui without being blasted by exhaust fumes from idling tour buses. A walk to Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai, that should be a well ventilated stroll, leaves one gasping ...

  6. Natural gas and hybrid fuel not suited to buses

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We refer to the letter from Frank Gilbert ('Buses must be required by law to change fuel', September 17) regarding the feasibility of powering the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet ... sulphur diesel and retrofitting all its older buses with catalytic converters in advance of government legislation. All newly purchased buses operate to stringent Euro III standards in line ...

  7. Buses must be required by law to change fuel

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... industry? The fleets of Kowloon Motor Bus and New World First Bus emit smoke from diesel engines despite their environmentally friendly claims. Their large buses are a major cause of Hong ... them to do so. Why do New Delhi, Sydney, Beijing and Seattle run buses on hybrid or natural gas, with zero smoke? Because their governments gave them no choice. This is what governments ...

  8. If taxis can be converted to gas, why not buses?

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... clocks are also causing the smog. I also thank Kowloon Motor Bus for its diligence when explaining why clean-running natural-gas buses are unsuitable for Hong Kong ('Natural gas and hybrid fuel not suited to buses', September 23). It claims there is a risk of gas leakage in 'tunnels and bus depots', 'high global warming potential' and the fuel tank ...

  9. Roads scholar needs to do his homework

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... engines do, but I strongly doubt it. More than that, however, they spew it all high into the atmosphere rather than directly into my lungs as KMB buses do if I walk down Nathan Road. And as for Mr Leung's suggested fuel improvements, what are we to make of all the talk in recent years about how our buses now run on environmentally friendly fuels? Does he propose taking out their diesel ...

  10. Delays in low-emission zones make good environmental sense

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses with emission levels of Euro IV could enter these zones. However, only 160 buses currently meet this standard in Hong Kong. The transport system, especially in these zones would come ... be a delay in the establishment of the zones. Also, the Environmental Protection Department has suggested that the bus companies should fit Euro II and Euro III buses with a filter to meet Euro IV ...




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