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  1. 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 ...

  2. Beijing's emissions talk is just greenwashing on an epic scale

    Posted Jun 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... capita emissions are low by international standards. They argue that China's greenhouse gas output is artificially inflated because developed economies have outsourced their manufacturing, ... half-hearted efforts to develop green technologies. As a result, new estimates of China's greenhouse gas emissions published this week will have come as a nasty shock to environmental activists ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. No profit in emissions trading by power firms

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Government rules that investment in scheme to be considered operating cost Power companies will not be entitled to a rate of return on spending incurred in emissions ... The official's comment yesterday cleared doubts over whether 'incentives' should be provided to lure companies to join the emissions trading scheme. Under the proposed scheme, companies could ...

  5. HK can halve emission intensity, study finds

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong is capable of cutting its carbon emission intensity- the amount of carbon emitted per unit of GDP- by more than half, says a study that is expected to renew debate on how much the city can do to fight global warming. The study, commissioned by the British-based Climate Group, calls on the city to step up reduction of emissions through energy efficiency ...

  6. Investors cautious on emission trading

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... in Copenhagen on carbon emission reduction, particularly in energy efficiency policy and renewable energy standards, he said, China was likely to wait and see what came out of the US this year before ... Eric Ng Carbon prices in Europe have stabilised after tumbling in December on disappointment over the failed bid in Copenhagen to agree a legally binding global emission reduction deal. ...

  7. Emissions scheme no substitute for vital investments

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poses a health hazard. That is probably why the Euro IV standards governing diesel engine emissions do not even mention it. It is amazing that not only do the supposed experts confuse pollutants ... pollution quotas unveiled' (January 31), you report the government's view that emissions trading is a more cost-effective way of cutting emissions than investing in alternatives ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Jul 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... according to the internationally recognised voluntary carbon standard, which offer a lower offset cost than regulatory schemes such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and we hope that customers ... Cathay backs emissions trading schemes I refer to Tom Holland's column on the impact of emissions on the prospects for aviation ('Airline shares will come down to earth', ...

  9. Carbon banking innovator striving for a better world

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... the United Nations will help developing countries conceive projects intended to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, while delivering sustainable benefits to the environment and societies. Fortis will then purchase, and sell on, the emissions-reduction credits generated by these projects- with proceeds providing communities with a new flow of investment in development. The MDG (Millennium Development ...

  10. Chief gives assurance to power suppliers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Electric were the main source of air pollution. It was essential for them to comply with emissions requirements. 'I am determined to ensure that this standard is fully complied ... Cheung Chi-fai in Guangzhou Emissions trading scheme will help companies cut pollution and will not harm their interests, says Donald Tsang The planned emissions trading scheme is designed ...




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