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  1. Comment - Letters

    Drivers cannot afford cleaner trucks

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... city. These trucks fit the Euro II emission standards that were introduced more than a decade ago, and they give off much more pollutants than their costlier, cleaner substitute models. ... Subsidies can help drivers to purchase eco-friendly trucks Despite massive reductions in the emission of major air pollutants by power plants, roadside pollution has worsened as vehicles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1072729/drivers-cannot-afford-cleaner-trucks
  2. News - World - POLLUTION

    New fuel standards in the United States expected to save lives

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 09:44pm by Reuters

    ... clean car standards. Every petrol-powered vehicle on the road built before the Tier 3 standards will run cleaner, cutting smog-forming nitrous oxide emissions by 260,000 tonnes in 2018. "By ... Reuters in Washington Health groups hail Obama initiative, while petrol bosses say it's unrealistic New US fuel standards to save lives The Obama administration has announced new fuel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1440384/new-fuel-standards-united-states-expected-save-lives
  3. Comment - Letters

    Research claims link between cancer and incinerator emissions

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by LETTERS

    ... Research claims link between cancer and incinerator emissions While it is good that Elvis W. K. Au, assistant director of environmental protection, took the time to answer my letter ("Au must come clean on new incinerator", January 30), his response ("Incinerator would meet EU standards", February 21) was more political than environmentally sound. Notably, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1435916/research-claims-link-between-cancer-and-incinerator-emissions
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Next, we need tougher emissions tests for vehicles still on our roads

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by BRYAN SUEN

    ... in more stringent tests to raise inspection standards. Mechanics are already expressing frustration that proper maintenance of new vehicles, with advanced emission-control systems, cannot ... Bryan Suen Bryan Suen says as old polluting vehicles are retired, Hong Kong should next tighten its emissions checks for those still on our roads Second gear Starting this month, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1431951/next-we-need-tougher-emissions-tests-vehicles-still-our
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Only three cities to breathe easy in Just three of 74 major cities recorded met national air quality standards throughout last year, a senior environmental official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1443762/only-3-74-chinese-cities-meet-air-quality-standard
  6. Unify emission standards, global shipowners say

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mounting pressure on the shipping industry to reduce harmful exhaust emissions has forced a global shipowners' lobby group to call for a set of unified international standards ... that with different emission standards mooted in Europe, North America and Asia, compliance would become 'very difficult'. 'Ships going into different regions can't change fuels,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999808/unify-emission-standards-global-shipowners-say
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The road to cleaner vehicles in Hong Kong and in mainland China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 04:31pm by Freda Fung

    ... Freda Fung Freda Fung says the mainland and HK have a unique chance to curb pollution by adopting stricter EU and US vehicle emission standards Clear road People in Hong Kong who care ... retirement programmes by mandating that all new vehicles, particularly diesel trucks and buses, should meet the more stringent EU and US emission standards. In Europe and America, particulate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1463699/road-cleaner-vehicles-hong-kong-and-mainland
  8. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator would meet EU standards

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... comply with the strictest emission requirements such as the EU standards. Grate-based technology is proven. The recent Guidebook for the Application of Waste to Energy Technologies (July 2013) ... New waste incinerator would measure up to EU standards I refer to the letter from Martin Williams ("Au must come clean on new incinerator", January 30). Contrary to what Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1431974/incinerator-would-meet-eu-standards
  9. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for reduced fares', May 29) I felt compelled to write this letter. Hong Kong needs to address the root cause of vehicle emissions- our lax vehicle emissions standards and compliance measures. We should look to California for cleaner Hong Kong air. That state is the leader in setting vehicle emissions standards. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) standards are the most aggressive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/716053/we-must-tackle-hong-kongs-lax-vehicle-emissions-standards
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For cleaner air, marine emissions should be Hong Kong's next target

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 11:56pm by KWONG SUM YIN

    ... Kwong Sum Yin Kwong Sum Yin says this year's tougher standards are a good start For cleaner air, marine emissions must be next target The long-anticipated tougher air quality standards are finally in effect in Hong Kong, acting as a benchmark for assessing the impact new development projects will have on air quality. Although the new air quality objectives fall short ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1399889/cleaner-air-marine-emissions-should-be-hong-kongs-next

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