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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Japanese-designed system offers big saving on power bills, says firm introducing it in city An air conditioner that is green- but not cheap At first glance, the aluminium pipes in the middle of the showroom may not look special. Yet they may help solve a problem that dogs many Hong Kong businesses: how do you keep customers cool without it literally ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong sets aside HK$1 billion for landfill reclamation drive

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Minister has landfill reclamation in his sights As the environment minister hoped for a bullseye at the archery range, elsewhere in Ngau Chi Wan Park some elderly folk were doing exercises and children skipped happily. But this open space in the heart of the crowded residential district of Wong Tai Sin was not always so serene. In its former life ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Energy use sheds positive light on public awareness of conservation

    Posted May 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ernest Kao

    ... about saving energy. The statistics reflected public awareness of reducing energy consumption, Edwin Lau Che-fung, head of advocacy and education at Friends of the Earth, said. "The slight ... has warned. Lau, a former member of the government's advisory council on the environment, said tougher energy and carbon reduction targets should be imposed on the city's two power ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Walkout chaos at council over Tuen Mun dump extension plan

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 02:15pm by Tanna Chong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... improvements and a system to reduce household waste. Chairman Lau Wong-fat called on the government to put the plan on hold until all councillors reached agreement. It's unfair to cram all ... and the incinerator, proposals for which will be tabled at the Legislative Council's public works subcommittee next month. Lau said the government "owed" the New Territories district. "Tuen ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Recycling firms to get up to HK$5 million to divert waste from landfills

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... on the amount of waste recycled as it was difficult to set a benchmark to calculate the level. But Lau Yiu-shing, vice-chairman of the Recycle Materials and Re-production Business General Association, ... paid," said Lau, whose group represents 300 businesses. Virginia Ip Chiu-ping, who operates a small community-based recycling station in Hung Hom, is concerned that small recyclers would ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lau Wong-fat vows to block second landfill extension, in Tuen Mun

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 03:23pm by Stuart Lau, CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Emily Tsang

    ... Stuart Lau, Cheung Chi-fai and Emily Tsang Second landfill extension in jeopardy Environment officials struggling to find space for the city's rubbish may have to shelve another landfill extension plan after pro-government lawmakers joined pan-democrats in opposing it. New Territories leader and lawmaker Lau Wong-fat said yesterday he would do all he could to block ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Exempt those living near landfills from rubbish fee, says Exco's Bernard Chan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Live near a landfill, pay no rubbish fee: adviser People living near landfills earmarked for expansion should be exempted from a proposed fee for rubbish disposal, a top government adviser says. Bernard Chan, a member of the Executive Council and chairman of the Council for Sustainable Development, said it was necessary to extend the landfills ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Blinding floodlights that come on at midnight give residents sleepless nights

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 03:01am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Homes in Ho Man Tin illuminated by 'timer problem' It is midnight and the lights in Dorothy Lau's flat at Ho Man Tin are out. Yet, her home ... of curtains just to be able to sleep," Lau said. Twelve of the lights were burning in broad daylight last weekend, she said. And on one evening last month, the glare from the lights was so bad ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Lantau cows' relocation scheme 'as stressful as interplanetary travel': campaigners

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Ernest Kao

    ... in Sai Kung or Lantau had suffered health problems caused by the move. Patrick Lau Im-tung, a vet in the department's cattle management team, said a cow's health could be determined ... than a dozen kilometres from Chong Hing into Pak Lap and elsewhere. Lau said this was not due to stress or an inability to find food, but to a natural curiosity that led them to explore. ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Closing polluting plants just the start of green drive

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 04:38am by Victoria Ruan

    ... lead to a cleaner environment. The government must also relocate workers who lose their jobs. Helen Lau, an analyst with UOB Kay Hian, predicts steel capacity this year will be about the same as last year's 1.05 billion tonnes but could start dipping next year. About 70 per cent of the capacity is used, below the world average of 76 per cent. Despite this, Lau says the government ...




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