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  1. 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 ...

  2. Clean-bus idea needs thought, Tsang says

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Perhaps allegations of conflict of interest are still fresh in the mind of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who yesterday deftly avoided any repeat of the media outcry last year. This time, polluting buses were the issue, not light bu ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not be used exclusively for fishing. Cap on fuel sulphur lowered to reduce emissions An amendment was introduced to the Air Pollution Control (Motor Vehicle Fuel) ordinance yesterday to tighten specifications of motor vehicle diesel and unleaded petrol to Euro V standards from Euro IV. The amendment tightened the cap on sulphur content in fuel to a fifth of previous levels, in a bid to reduce ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Low-emission zone plan closer as pilot study nears end

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to Dr Poon. 'We have to look at a basket of factors including how it might impact on the traffic flow as well as roadside air quality.' Vehicle emission standards would also be studied, she said. All new vehicles must met Euro IV emission standards. Vehicles that do not meet the standard might be banned from the low-emission zones. Dr Poon said there were similar schemes ...

  7. Delays in low-emission zones make good environmental sense

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses with emission levels of Euro IV could enter these zones. However, only 160 buses currently meet this standard in Hong Kong. The transport system, especially in these zones would come ... emission standards. However, the catalyst reduction device has only been installed in single-decker buses in London and Belgium. Tests must be carried out to see if it is feasible in Hong Kong. ...

  8. China, HK pledge to tackle air pollution

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of interest under the co-operation arrangement are: Vehicle emission standards and control technology; Vehicle fuels specifications and supervision; Alternative fuels for vehicles; Ambient air quality monitoring for criteria pollutants; Strategies for controlling sources of air pollution including total emission controls, emission databases, emissions trading, and continuous emission monitoring; ...

  9. KMB banking on cleaner diesel buses

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is still counting on diesel power. Kowloon Motor Bus is working with manufacturers developing next-generation diesel buses to meet tougher European Union standards on pollutant emissions ... standard- the newest EU benchmark for acceptable pollution levels in exhaust emissions in vehicles sold in the 27-member bloc- within four to five years, KMB says. 'The Euro VI vehicle ...

  10. CLP adopts new gauge on emissions

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... readers 'might not understand that'. She also stressed that all power stations were fully compliant with emission standards. Greenpeace campaigner Ivy Chan Siu-ping criticised CLP ... emission levels, a move criticised by a green group as a 'misleading' attempt at a better air pollution record. The CLP group said yesterday the change was made in line with international ...




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