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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... be expected, just a day after the State Council said the government would exempt purchase tax for new-energy vehicles. These include all electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. China wants to boost the sales of electric vehicles and has set a target of having 500,000 on the road by next year. But the nation only has about 70,000 new-energy cars in operation – and more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1551061/china-plans-more-perks-drive-demand-electric-cars-amid-anti-pollution
  2. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Car battery makers urge Beijing to bring in recycling rules

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:31am by Daniel Ren

    ... is the world's largest car market, it lacks a recycling system for car batteries, with most used batteries collected by small, unlicensed vendors who recklessly dispose of them after selling the lead ... cent of lead-acid car batteries are collected by the makers themselves for recycling. "With the government taking the lead, lots of work can be done to fine-tune the system," Yeng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1544134/auto-battery-makers-urge-china-improve-regulation-over
  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising anger as complaints about Beijing's air pollution double

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:44am by Reuters

    ... targeting environmental violations in the catering, car-manufacturing and car-repair sectors. The bureau said the firms were ordered to pay a total of 2.45 million yuan in fines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1532982/complaints-about-beijings-air-pollution-more-double-year
  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Worst smog of the year prompts Hong Kong government health warning

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Ernest Kao

    ... between nitrogen oxides from power plants and car emissions, and volatile organic compounds. Most of Hong Kong's ozone pollution is a mix of background pollution from external and local ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528149/hong-kongs-choking-smog-prompts-government-health-warning
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and 29 policemen injured. More than 30 cars were overturned, two police cars set on fire and another four were smashed up, Xinhua said. Police issued a "wanted-style" notice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1509649/china-says-no-waste-plant-without-support-after-protests
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    You can't run or hide: Hong Kong pollution threatens vulnerable street workers

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by Ernest Kao

    ... since the '80s. "We still have to make a living." Frequent coughs and flu are the norm for Lee. He said the pollution was worst in the late afternoon when buses, trams and cars ... are locals who work in the district every day." He said the government needed to rethink its transport policies. "Sure, we now have stricter emissions standards for new cars, but what keeps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1509861/newspaper-vendors-bear-brunt-hong-kongs-pollution
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Li Keqiang’s pollution solution centres on government's role in pushing new-energy cars

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:16am by Staff Reporter

    ... through measures such as reducing car emissions. “New-energy vehicles, especially buses, can help improve urban problems of pollution and noise and therefore everyone should be encouraged to use ... announced a renewed incentive programme to promote the use of alternative-energy vehicles. Under the scheme, buyers of electric cars can receive up to 60,000 yuan in direct subsidies while a rebate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415613/li-keqiangs-pollution-solution-centres-governments-role-pushing-new
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    To cut smog, Hebei turns to neighbours

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:26pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... with research on how to reduce pollution in the northern province, including possibly through a joint-effort with neighbours Beijing and Tianjin to limit the number of days that cars can be on the road. ... and Tianjin to devise emergency response measures to be implemented on heavily polluted days. One option being considered is a unified traffic restriction that would ban certain cars depending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1485881/cut-smog-hebei-turns-neighbours
  9. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Sahara desert dust shrouds London as 'perfect storm' for air pollution hits

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 03:41am by BLOOM

    ... residents' cars and pushed pollution to high levels yesterday. The city's pollution index reached seven on a scale of 1-10, meaning those with lung and heart problems should reduce exercise, according to government recommendations. London faced "high" pollution levels, the state Met Office forecaster said. Cars outside Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1463460/sahara-desert-dust-shrouds-london-perfect-storm-air-pollution-hits
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing says one-third of its pollution comes from outside the city

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... million tonnes over the same period. Beijing also plans to limit the number of cars on its roads to 5.6 million this year, with the number allowed to rise to 6 million by 2017. It is also trying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1483755/beijing-says-one-third-its-pollution-comes-outside-city

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