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  1. Comment - Letters

    Proposed incinerator will meet latest EU emission standards

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... Proposed incinerator will meet latest EU emission standards I refer to the letters by Martin Williams (" Officials have failed to convince public about merits of incinerator ", ... the latest European Union emission standards, which are the highest standards for modern incinerators in the world. In fact, over 90 per cent of new thermal treatment plants commissioned since 2009 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Stricter emissions control in China to drive palladium prices higher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:58am by Eric Ng

    ... even as the industrial metal's price reached a 13-year peak, analysts say. The introduction of the stringent National IV vehicle emissions standard and Beijing's order last month ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Even with prices at a 13-year high, analysts see more gains for the metal that goes into cleaner exhaust systems required by new mainland rules Emission controls ...

  4. 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,' ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Costs thwart efforts on car emission standards

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong The mainland has been criticised for not moving fast enough to meet Euro IV vehicle emission standards, which take effect tomorrow. But industry experts say the reason ... require carmakers to progressively refine engines to minimise sulphur and carbon monoxide emissions. Each new standard means the requirements for exhaust gas get stricter and carmakers must add ...

  7. Capital sets tougher emissions standards

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing New cars in the city must comply with Euro IV Beijing will introduce new emissions standards for new cars next month amid mounting concerns over its ability to improve the city's choking air quality ahead of the Olympics. But the move, making the capital the first mainland city to comply with Euro IV emissions standards, has been questioned by state ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Tighter emission standards rein in output of dioxins, but critics say the revisions allow burning of industrial sludge in city furnaces New waste rules 'aid incinerator business' New environmental standards have tightened the emission of dioxins, a group of major carcinogens, across the mainland by a factor of 10 in response to rising public fears ...

  9. HK to tighten emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.35pm: The government has proposed tightening emission standards for newly registered heavy vehicles and motorcycles, an Environmental Protection Department spokesman said on Friday. He said the under the proposal newly registered heavy vehicles- those weighing more than 3.5 tonnes- would have to conform to Euro IV emission standards. Euro emission ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    US plan on carbon emissions needs rest of the world to follow

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... to new fuel efficiency standards, which were at that point the biggest single effort by any nation to curtail emissions, according to Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign, ... on emissions cuts not enough US President Barack Obama is set to take his boldest step to halt the rise of the oceans and stop the warming of the planet. But it will not be enough unless the rest ...




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