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  1. Explanation sought for discrepancy on emissions targets

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with the emissions trading scheme with such confusion around? And how can we pay across the border for cleaner air when we do not even know which standard we should adopt? 'The government must state ... Quinton Chan Lawmakers and a green group have demanded the government explain in detail a discrepancy between the 2010 emissions targets in the Pearl River Delta set by Guangdong ...

  2. Hong Kong must admit skills to keep up standards

    Posted May 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... permit. This kind of barrier will prove the downfall of Hong Kong, as it will lower us to the level of local people's professionalism, which in many areas is below the international standard ... to their mainland counterparts. I urge the government to change its immigration policy to make it easier for mainland artists and sportspersons who have reached international standards and have documented ...

  3. Businesses to flesh out action to cut HK's air pollution

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Dennis Eng

    ... the endorsement of 204 companies and organisations, including the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council. The charter is voluntary, with signatories committing to meet certain emission standards ... emission levels and strengthen co-operation with Guangdong, where some 70,000 factories are run by Hong Kong businesses. The government urged these businesses to do their bit to clear the air ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funds to help delta factories cut emissions

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to help factoriescut emissions Smog-inducing pollutants will be targeted in the extended cleaner production scheme for Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta for two years, the organiser of the scheme says. These factories could start applying from April for funding from the government to help them carry out projects to reduce emissions and save energy, or to help them ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Emissions control area for ships in Pearl River Delta proposed

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... The government is determined to set up an emissions control area for ships in the Pearl River Delta, environment undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai said yesterday. It would be the first such region ... account for 75 per cent of deaths attributed to sulphur dioxide in ships' emissions. It said those deaths could be reduced by 91 per cent by setting up an emissions control zone. The move ...

  6. Dirty air law to target machinery

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is misplaced. Under the proposed law, to be tabled next year, new mobile machinery with a certain power output will have to meet United States, European Union and Japanese emission standards ... at container terminals, and loaders and excavators at construction sites, at present do not have to comply with Hong Kong emission standards. The only law relating to them at the moment requires ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... emission standards were tightened, officials said. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, last year there was 20 per cent less rainfall than normal, and 15 per cent less sunshine. The region also ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Clean-ups at power plants and tighter controls on vehicle emissions cited as key factors Delta air quality improves, but HK still a concern Air ...

  8. A clean fight

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Second, since cleaning up requires many different actions to deal with all emission sources, officials don't want to keep failing to meet tight standards because they would look bad and face ... target for sulphur dioxide. The government wants a looser standard while experts believe Hong Kong can meet a tighter one if officials are willing to work hard on power plants and emissions from ...

  9. Not standard English, but a higher English standard

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The call for better standards of English made by former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang this week reflects one of Hong Kong's deep-seated insecurities. We are constantly worrying about whether our city's grip on the 'language of commerce' is slipping. Few people would disagree with the need to maintain good standards of English. In Hong Kong, we have ...

  10. Take pollution fight to region's ports

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In Hong Kong's case, it came into effect at the start of this month. Still, much work needs to be done. New rules and regulations- such as emission standards- need to be brought in line ... Many people worry about air pollution from motor vehicles, with good reason. Yet, marine vessels are also significant, although lesser known, sources of toxic emissions into the air. ...




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