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  1. Business - Economy

    Confidence voiced for pact on emissions

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Montreal Issues at UN meeting include whether to exempt poorer states from carbon fees Confidence voiced for pact on emissions United Nations aviation chiefs yesterday said thorny issues still loom heading into two weeks of negotiations aimed at finalising a deal to address greenhouse gas emissions from the global aviation sector. The UN's International Civil ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RACISM

    Government’s double standards on tackling racism in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:57am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani wonders why officials were slow to tackle racism against ethnic minorities but quick to condemn attacks on mainlanders Added insult Last week, a local Chinese friend used a racist slur I have not heard in quite a while. He ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong plans to get mainland electricity without counting cost in carbon emissions

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Ernest Kao

    ... itself from the resulting carbon emissions, environmental authorities say. Carbon emissions related to the imported electricity would be left out of the city's emissions count, ... success in its carbon reduction targets, set at 50 to 60 per cent below the 2005 emissions level. Frances Yeung Hoi-shan, from Friends of the Earth, said environmental officials were "playing ...

  5. Exhausting work

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Of the 117,000 diesel commercial vehicles under licence, 23,000 date back to before the progressively tighter Euro emission standards were introduced; 15,100 are Euro I, 28,000 Euro II, 31,000 Euro III, ... The very worst culprits total 38,100; these pre-Euro and Euro I vehicles generate a staggering 73 per cent of all the particulate emissions of the commercial diesel fleet. There is no technical ...

  6. Business - China Business - VEHICLES

    The 40b yuan cost of new emission rule

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Upgrade may force small carmakers out of business as Beijing becomes the first mainland city to ban registration of non-compliant vehicles Stringent new emission standards ... V emission standard. Earlier this month, the State Council said the new requirement would be extended to the whole nation by 2017. The undertaking came after various parts of northern China were ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Barack Obama moves to limit emissions from US power plants

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington The policy is designed to help tackle global warming, but is likely to face legal challenges Obama ready to limit emissions from power plants US President Barack Obama is preparing regulations to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said, in a significant move towards addressing global warming. But the policy ...

  9. Bus firms to have 28 greener vehicles on road by November

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... emissions of their fleet of around 1,600 buses to comply with the European Union directive's Euro IV emission standard by 2012. The budget for the Euro IV buses- 10 for Citybus and 18 for First ... The companies will also spend HK$50 million to install diesel particulate filters on all of about 1,000 Euro II buses to achieve the Euro IV emission standard by 2009. 'It will cut the exhaust ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - ENERGY

    Technology has slashed CLP power generation emissions since 1990

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by RICK TRUSCOTT

    ... Rick Truscott Switch to nuclear and gas power, and fitting scrubbers to coal-fired plant, brought 80pc cut in pollution since 1990 as output soared How CLP slashed emissions from its power ... the largest local sources of air pollutants, while emissions from electricity generation have been reduced. Hong Kong's largest power company, CLP, has reduced its emissions from power generation ...




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