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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 ...

  2. 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,' ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Emission standards may be tightened

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Vehicle smoke emission standards may be tightened if transport officials agree to unify two different tests under more stringent guidelines. This would potentially put countless ... six weeks ago concluded that the existence of two smoke test standards was unsatisfactory and confusing. It recommended that the two departments consider testing under a uniform standard ...

  7. Push for voluntary standards on factory emissions

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Voluntary environmental standards might be set for Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta to encourage them to combat pollution, a senior official said yesterday. Setting the standards would be the responsibility of two new senior positions to be created in the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau to deal with cross-border environmental ...

  8. Business - China Business - ENVIRONMENT

    Polluters given deadline to clean up emissions

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... control goals. It also came just over a week after the State Council set deadlines for petrol and diesel producers to meet tougher motor fuel emission standards on their products. Nationwide supply of petrol and diesel must meet National IV emission standards by the end of next year and the much tougher National V standards by the end of 2017. Vehicle emissions, especially from ...

  9. Firms drive diesel vehicle sales

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of toughening mainland emissions standards. Sales of diesel-powered passenger cars are expected to reach just 5,000 vehicles this year. But car manufacturers are hoping for sales of 30,000 units next year as the central government tightens vehicle emissions standards as a part of efforts to clean up the environment before the 2008 Olympic Games. Robert Bosch, the world's second-largest ...

  10. Eco-buses stymied by lack of key fluid

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung New eco-friendly buses may not be able to help clear the air as expected because a key emission-reducing fluid used by Euro IV engines is available at only a few petrol stations. Public Omnibus Operators' Association chairman Yeung Wai-hung said most Euro IV-compliant buses required the use of AdBlue, a urea solution which can cut emissions. But it is only ...




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