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  1. Support for energy conservation

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing An industry leader yesterday echoed Premier Wen Jiabao's call for energy conservation to ensure the mainland's sustainable development, but others dismissed concerns that the nation faces an energy crisis. Mr Wen allocated a f ...

  2. Shutdown order for 10 types of industries

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Beijing Guangdong energy crisis forces sacrifice Guangdong will order about 10 types of energy-consuming industries to disconnect from the power grid to overcome the province's worst electricity crisis in 30 years, a senior government ...

  3. Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant. But anti-nuclear activists accuse the government of overconfidence and say it underestimates the potential impact of a nuclear disaster. The government agreed to revise its emergency plan for Daya Bay after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year. ...

  4. No end in sight for severe energy shortages

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu A State Council report sees challenges in decades ahead, saying 60pc of the oil supply will have to be imported by 2020 The mainland will continue to face serious energy shortages in the next 20 years, according to a report by the State Council. ...

  5. Emergency network 'set for storm time'

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... co-ordinate emergency repairs and maintenance, and 30 works contractors would stand by during rainstorms and typhoons, Mr Lam said. An emergency command system led by a regional project manager from ... Daniel Sin The city's emergency network is set to swing into action to handle any accidents during the coming typhoon and rainstorm season, the Development Bureau says. Government ...

  6. Better response to disasters planned

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... relief departments. He also pledged to accelerate the construction of 13 national-level warehouses for disaster relief supplies. He said Beijing would draft emergency plans for larger disasters and provide examples of solutions to help local governments. He did not mention why the central government had waited so long to activate the emergency plans- drafted since the 2003 Sars epidemic- ...

  7. Guangdong factories face power shortage

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang in Guangzhou Guangdong manufacturers should expect to suffer shortages of electricity, diesel and coal this year as energy supplies fail to keep pace with the province's surging economic growth. Economic and Trade Commission deputy direc ...

  8. Red Cross drive on disaster reduction

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million allocated in the past three years, reflecting an increasing trend towards attaching more importance to helping local communities prepare for disasters instead of emergency relief ... be improved. 'While emergency relief for floods on the mainland might cost 300 yuan per person, the same amount, if spent on prevention, could help them cope with the disasters for five to 10 ...

  9. Better planning still needed for emergencies

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and emergency management require constant inspection and review- measures that people in the Tai O area complain have been insufficient. In the wake of the downpour, landslides have disrupted ... of landslides, shows the need to review and strengthen emergency and disaster readiness. Hong Kong has a history of tragedies from storms. The pressures of a high population density on an environment ...

  10. Waste-management alternatives to glorified bonfire given short shrift

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or sidelined until incineration emerged as pivotal for the city's waste management. A proposed mega-incinerator was given the fancy-sounding title of 'integrated waste management ... I found it interesting that Professor Poon Chi-sun, director of Polytechnic University's research centre for environmental technology and management, has remarked of the waste ...




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