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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can Leung Chun-ying deliver clean air to Hong Kong?

    Posted Jan 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Can Leung give city clean air? Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address will be remembered for his declaration that the quality of the air we breathe ... That is what it will take to make a real difference, such as increased life expectancy for more than 3,000 people estimated to die prematurely each year because of bad air. Leung pledged HK$10 billion ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Balancing environment, development in new Tai Po beach

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Balance needs in creating beach The mixed reactions to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's decision to go ahead with his predecessor's plans to create an artificial ... in its habitat. But those in favour of building more recreational facilities for people to enjoy applauded the chief executive's determination to turn the 14-year-old project into reality. ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Ship-owners to stick with voluntary emissions agreement for now

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 02:48pm by by SCMP.com staff

    ... Executive Leung Chun-ying's said in his policy address last week that ships would soon have to switch to low-sulphur fuel to cut emissions.   ... that they might abandon the plan if the government does not pass laws requiring all ships to clean up their act while in Hong Kong. The 17 shipowners signed a ‘Fair Winds Charter 2013’ renewing until ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New ferry promises 20pc cut in fuel use, carbon emissions

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... The news comes hot on the heels of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's policy address announcement last week that ships will soon have to switch to low-sulphur fuel to cut emissions. The media ... Shipbuilders is building the ferry. CMAL looked to buy greener vessels to replace its 30 existing ones after the Scottish government required the transport sector to reduce emissions by at least 20 per ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pressure on CY Leung to deliver on clean air

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com In the second part of our look forward to Leung Chun-ying's first policy address, reporter Cheung Chi-fai assesses the challenges he faces Delivering on clean air A big carrot is likely to be accompanied by a heavy stick when Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announces plans to phase out old and polluting commercial diesel vehicles as he ...

  6. 'Question is how urgently we need it'

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or small it will be. If it is done well, incineration can convert waste into energy too', he said. Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's manifesto champions waste reduction at source ... challenge for the new environment chief to face were the ever-increasing power tariffs. He said Hong Kong could consider following Macau in adopting a structure that promoted energy savings. ...

  7. A spot of fog

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Yam Legislators should be applauded for withholding support for a HK$15billion waste incinerator to be built on Shek Kwu Chau, leaving the issue to incoming chief executive Leung Chun-ying's administration. The current administration has clearly botched the job. Many would agree with the government that incineration is part of the solution to Hong Kong's waste disposal ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 20, 2012

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the government tenders land to this dominant small group strengthens public perception that it protects a developer cartel. If there is one decision Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's new ... plans. The same was true for Mr Tung's successor Donald Tsang Yam-kuen. I hope the present Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying can learn from his predecessors' experiences. The central ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the stress experienced by the vast majority of the public who spend an unacceptable part of their day queuing for public transport, but would also boost chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's ... Compromise on illegal structures Following the election of our new chief executive, the Heung Yee Kuk and housing in the New Territories are back in the news. Your columnist Alice Wu says, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LAND

    Unease at planned reclamation projects in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... is basing its plans on reliable projections of the city's population. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's government based its plans to build up a land bank on projections from the Census ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Urban planning experts are critical of government plans that fail to offer a sound vision and details on how such work will improve people's lives Unease ...




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