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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535149/uv-rays-catch-polluting-vehicles
  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Only 3 of 74 Chinese cities meet air quality standard

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 08:27pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Only three cities to breathe easy in Just three of 74 major cities recorded met national air quality standards throughout last year, a senior environmental official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality. Wu Xiaoqing, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1443762/only-3-74-chinese-cities-meet-air-quality-standard
  3. News - Hong Kong - WORK SAFETY

    Decade-old work safety laws 'need urgent review' amid reports of lax standards

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 01:40pm by MICHELLE TOH

    ... for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung announced in May that prosecutions and fines for deadly accidents had gone up. But Chan Kam-hong, the group’s chief executive, says safety standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569117/decade-old-work-safety-laws-need-urgent-review-amid-reports-lax
  4. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator would meet EU standards

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... comply with the strictest emission requirements such as the EU standards. Grate-based technology is proven. The recent Guidebook for the Application of Waste to Energy Technologies (July 2013) ... New waste incinerator would measure up to EU standards I refer to the letter from Martin Williams ("Au must come clean on new incinerator", January 30). Contrary to what Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1431974/incinerator-would-meet-eu-standards
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Standard Chartered first-half profits plummet 20pc

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:07pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... hopeful after net dips 20 pc Embattled Standard Chartered chief executive Peter Sands pledged the bank will perform better in the second half of 2014 after its interim earnings report showed ... be higher than in the same period last year. Standard Chartered and HSBC Holdings, which reported a 12 per cent year-on-year decline in profits before tax on Monday, have emphasised the importance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1567684/stanchart-first-half-pre-tax-profits-fall-20pc-line-market
  6. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Coal prices set to stay low on mainland China for next 12 months

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Eric Ng

    ... environmental protection regulations mean highly polluting coal-fired power's competitiveness over subsidised clean energy is slowly being eroded. The latest tightening of emission standards took effect on July 1, forcing operators to spend more to remove pollutants or shut non-complying plants. "As governments globally seek to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, it looks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1575682/coal-prices-set-stay-low-mainland-china-next-12-months
  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:26am by Howard Winn

    ... in the incinerator. The advantages of gasification are that there are virtually no emissions, and the resultant synthesis gas from the process can be converted into electricity, or biofuel. The incinerator ... assured us that the proposed incinerator will be compliant with European Union standards- the highest in the world- and therefore there is no need for concern over health impacts. Yet, even ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1566571/shek-kwu-chau-incinerator-best-solution-hong-kong
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1154880/polluters-given-deadline-clean-emissions
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708308/exhausting-work
  10. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian parliament repeals carbon tax, emissions trading scheme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:18am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... on emissions The Australian Senate voted on Thursday to scrap the country’s carbon tax and plans for emissions trading, a major victory for conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott that leaves ... emissions trading scheme (ETS) after Europe, set to begin from next year, is a major setback for global CO2 trading. Abolition of the carbon tax was a centrepiece policy of Abbott’s 2013 election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555539/australian-parliament-repeals-carbon-tax-emissions-trading-scheme

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