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  1. 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 ...

  2. New emissions level a symbolic move: analysts

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Tougher standard on cars may not clean air much for Games A tougher emissions standard for new cars begins today in Beijing, the first city on the mainland to adopt ... emissions standard- the equivalent of Euro IV- was consistent with the capital's pollution control efforts in the lead-up to the Games, said Beijing environmental protection bureau spokesman Du ...

  3. Beijing's stance on airline emissions stinks of hypocrisy

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... reductions, or CERs. CERs represent notional emission reductions from new investment projects in developing countries. As the first chart below shows, these are trading at a discount to standard EU ... emissions. No government has been more vocal in its protests than China's. Despite Beijing's claims at last year's Durban summit that it is serious about cutting emissions, earlier ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The great green grid of China

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... standards of stakeholder value. Here is the twisted irony and potential business opportunity: renewable energy accounts for less than 1 per cent of China's energy needs while China now leads ...

  5. Beijing will pull out stops for clean Games

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... be up to standard for the Games. The pledge came as municipal authorities admitted it was increasingly difficult to improve air quality amid increases in vehicle emissions. In particular, rising ... IV emission standard, equivalent to the Euro IV standards applied to new cars in European Union since 2005. ...

  6. Power plants fined for fake pollution data

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Eight big power plants have been penalised for violating pollution standards, and six of them have also been fined for fudging emissions data, ... pressure over its refusal to accept steeper emission cuts and to make its self-claimed emission-reduction achievements more transparent. Four of the biggest power companies- China Power Investment ...

  7. Mainland cities struggle to meet clean-air standards

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Newly revised clean-air standards pose severe challenges to mainland authorities, with at least two-thirds of cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, failing to meet the stricter pollution limits released this week, a senior environmental official said yesterday. Although the revised air quality standards still lag far ...

  8. 'Yellow-label' cars face ban from city in green drive

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing issues yellow labels to cars whose emission levels fail to meet Euro I standards and green labels to those that do. The city has around 357,000 yellow-label vehicles; most are heavy ... Ring Road by 8 per cent. Yellow to green Over the next year, Beijing plans to phase out so-called yellow-label cars, whose emission levels fail to meet Euro I standards The number ...

  9. Report on mainland's No 1 emissions status 'flawed'

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that the mainland's carbon dioxide emissions, which topped 6.2 billion tonnes last year, had surpassed those of the United States by 8 per cent. 'With this, China tops the list of CO2 emitting countries for the first time,' the government-funded agency said. The Dutch agency's report said the mainland's emissions in 2005 were 2 per cent below those of the United States. Previous ...

  10. Emission-free buses in Beijing

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang The mainland's first three emission-free fuel-cell buses hit the streets of Beijing yesterday in the latest effort to improve the capital's environment. According ... Made by Mercedes-Benz, the buses cost US$1.2 million each. Fuel-cell vehicles hold the prospect for zero emissions of major air pollutants, such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide ...




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