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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers of dirty vehicles face losing licences as new pollution-busting machines are unveiled

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com UV rays to catch polluting vehicles Drivers of cars and vans that breach emission standards face having their vehicle licences revoked if caught under ... to subsidise the replacement of catalytic converters in taxis and minibuses. Mok said it was now the responsibility of the drivers to maintain their vehicles properly to meet emission standards. Kwong ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Research claims link between cancer and incinerator emissions

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 04:06am by LETTERS

    ... Research claims link between cancer and incinerator emissions While it is good that Elvis W. K. Au, assistant director of environmental protection, took the time to answer my letter ("Au must come clean on new incinerator", January 30), his response ("Incinerator would meet EU standards", February 21) was more political than environmentally sound. Notably, ...

  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. A subsidy to drive off old, polluting vehicles

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joanne Ooi Up to 90 per cent of all nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter emissions at the roadside come from commercial diesel vehicles, including buses and trucks. Most of the emissions come from engines that do not meet European emission standards or those that meet only the lowest standard. Two measures could substantially clean up these polluting vehicles. First, ...

  5. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Finnish firm granted trading licences for Chinese emissions schemes

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:55am by Reuters

    ... emissions schemes, making it the second foreign company to gain entry to what might become the world's largest carbon market. The mainland, the world's biggest emitter of climate-changing greenhouse gases, has launched seven pilot carbon markets to help slow down the rapid growth in its emissions. Its carbon market is widely expected to be the biggest in the world when a mainland-wide ...

  6. More time needed to reach consensus on clean air programme

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

    ... commercial vehicles owners to replace their vehicles with vehicles that comply with Euro IV emission standards. The scheme will last 36 months and eligible owners are entitled to grants ranging in size from HK$17,000 up to HK$203,000. Grant scheme This is the fund set aside for grants to upgrade vehicles to higher emission standards: $540m ...

  7. Hong Kong's roads 'make vehicle subsidy scheme a non-starter'

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin A HK$3.2 billion subsidy scheme to encourage owners of commercial vehicles to switch to models that meet cleaner Euro IV emission standards had failed because the vehicles were ... scheme was introduced in 2007 to encourage owners to replace diesel vehicles made before the European standards were introduced in 1992 and those meeting the least stringent Euro I standards. Cyd ...

  8. Call to subsidise firms to buy green buses

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... executive Christine Loh Kung-wai said: 'The latest standard is Euro V, while other cities are already using hybrids, electric trolleybuses, and even compressed natural gas and hydrogen. ...

  9. Truck engines rev up Weichai profit 95.5pc

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Weichai Power, a heavy-truck and diesel engine maker in Shandong province, expects the implementation of Euro III emission standards to boost demand, although it says ... and generated more sales with vehicles that met higher emission standards as a way to offset higher steel prices. The mainland missed the Euro III emission standard in July last year because of a lack ...

  10. KMB to phase out older buses

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... World First Bus and Citybus, have pledged to phase out their 90 pre-1992 models- known as pre-Euro because they began operating before the European Union began setting emissions standards in 1992- by 2012. They will also phase out more than 400 Euro I buses- which meet the EU's 1992 standards- by then. KMB principal engineer Kane Shum Yuet-hung said although it operated 401 ...




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