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  1. Waste incinerator is inevitable, says Edward Yau

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A plan to build a HK$15 billion waste incinerator may be unpopular, but the next chief executive will see it is necessary, the environment chief said yesterday. Speaking on a Commercial Radio show, Edward Yau Tang-wah said that while the incinerator was not the option preferred by Leung Chun-ying, the alternatives- reducing waste at the source and landfill ...

  2. Let's talk trash

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such as the amount of the levy. But Secretary for Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah says: 'We should reach a consensus on whether to impose a levy on waste disposal before discussing [what the levy would ...

  3. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    US Democrats form joint task force on climate change

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... was also signed by Representative Edward Markey of Massachusetts, the senior Democrat on the Natural Resources Committee. "Congress and the public need to understand that climate change ...

  4. Waste needs attention

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Hong Kong will continue to make use of recycling, incinerators and landfills to handle its waste. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said that all three methods are needed for handling the amount of waste. The city will continue to recycle more than half of its waste, he said. Green Sense project manager Gribelle Ho Ka-po criticised the government's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Professor Edward Ng Yan-yung from Chinese University's school of architecture. "Some say the event raises awareness, but my take is: what awareness will it bring? The dilemma is that one ...

  6. Fukushima plant crisis sparks meeting in Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A Hong Kong government delegation travelled to Beijing yesterday to visit the National Nuclear Safety Administration to exchange views on energy safety and development following the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. Led by Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah, the delegation was joined by power firm representatives, members of the Energy Advisory ...

  7. Minister confident over bag levy

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang The proposed 50 cent levy on plastic shopping bags will be approved by the Legislative Council in July, the environment minister predicted yesterday. Secretary for the Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said he expected the Product Eco-Responsibility Bill, which includes the plastic bag levy, would be approved before the end of the legislative year. 'The ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2013

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... these weapons. Edward Choi, Pok Fu Lam   Military drills raise tension in peninsula People are growing more apprehensive about simmering tensions between the North and South Korea. I am quite sceptical ...

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    Idle enforcers won't stop idling engines

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... been subsumed under Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks? For this paper tiger of a law, we have to thank Wong's predecessor, Edward Yau Tang-wah, the current director of the Chief ...

  10. HK's role limited, Yau says

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Given its limited role in global climate talks, Hong Kong had to focus on what it could achieve on its own to reduce carbon emissions, the environment secretary said before he headed to Copenhagen. Edward Yau Tang-wah reiterated that an absolute reduction target was impractical for the city. 'What can Hong Kong do if it cannot- and is not required- ...




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