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  1. Help us clear the air, Tsang tells public

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Dennis Eng The public was told by the chief executive yesterday to play its part in helping to clean up the air. The appeal came as Donald Tsang Yam-kuen launched the publicity campaign Action Blue Sky- on a day when the air pollution index throughout Hong Kong registered high or very high readings. The launch follows Mr Tsang's high-profile appeal ...

  2. Jacket and tie not required in clean-air drive

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told the Legislative Council yesterday. During a question-and-answer session, Mr Tsang said air conditioners accounted for about a third of Hong Kong's total ... to the government's 160,000-strong workforce urging them to discard jackets and ties. '[The bureau] will encourage them to go to work in casual but appropriate attire,' Mr Tsang said. He also said ...

  3. Emissions targets given top priority

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to a new regulatory regime to replace one that will expire in 2008. It was the first time Donald Tsang Yam-kuen clearly said that controlling emissions topped the agenda in the review of the power ... as a precondition for licensing,' Mr Tsang said in his maiden policy address. He said options were being explored to minimise the transfer cost of these projects to consumers and that these would ...

  4. Tsang must fight for market-based answer to pollution

    Posted Jan 26th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland It may not come naturally, but Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will have to use his fists if he wants to keep his promise to improve Hong Kong's air quality. Just three months ago, ... The data tell a different story. As the chart shows, our atmosphere is twice as polluted as that of either of those cities, smog-bound though they are. But with his reappointment looming, Mr Tsang ...

  5. Electricity firms told to toe the line on emission cuts

    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... requirements, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen warned yesterday. Mr Tsang also said issues such as whether the city should rely solely on electricity supplied by CLP Power and Hongkong Electric, and whether alternative sources should be explored should now be reconsidered. Acknowledging that power generation was Hong Kong's biggest source of pollution, Mr Tsang said he would work hard ...

  6. Tsang wants 'clean and green' HK

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Improving Hong Kong's environment was his top priority, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen told a regional forum yesterday. 'Improving the environment sits at the top of my policy agenda. If we want to compete for talent and brainpower, if we want to retain our homegrown human capital, if we want to develop our services sector, then providing a clean ...

  7. Lawmakers sceptical over giving HK$1b more to green fund

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Legislators yesterday demanded more details about how funds for promoting environmental protection were spent before deciding whether to approve an extra HK$1 billion for the task. Some lawmakers cast doubt over the effectiveness of some large projects. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen pledged in his policy address last month to inject HK$1 billion ...

  8. Tsang has to deliver on air-pollution pledge

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's call for all Hong Kong people to help in the battle against air pollution confirms that the chief executive has made the issue a priority. His comments come ... pledging in his 1999 policy address that he would clear our skies and in the process, make this city a 'green model' for Asia. Like Mr Tsang yesterday, Mr Tung indicated that air ...

  9. Lower duty to encourage switch to cleaner, ultra-low-sulfur fuel

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, stressing that the issue was high on his policy agenda. The chief executive also said the administration would insist on linking the profits of power companies ... Tsang had yet to offer 'a blueprint, targets and a timetable' on improving air quality. The organisation's director, Edwin Lau Che-feng, said pollution from franchised buses ...

  10. Perfect chance for Tsang to be a true statesman

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a call that Donald Tsang Yam-kuen should heed in order to keep Hong Kong ahead of our regional competitors environmentally. In a sense, Mr Tsang was already acting along such lines by launching ... put pressure on Guangdong to live up to its promises to clean up, we will have to do better in rooting out pollution at home. Mr Tsang did a great job in lifting standards of cleanliness ...




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