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  1. Dirty-vehicle swap scheme falters on poor supply, pricing

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... depending on the type of vehicle. Green bill Euro IV is an EU emission standard that was introduced in January 2005 Average cost (in HK dollars) of Euro IV-compliant minibuses $400,000 ... Chester Yung Slow start for government effort to reduce vehicle emissions A HK$3.2 billion scheme to encourage commercial drivers to trade in their polluting vehicles for eco-friendly ones ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591751/dirty-vehicle-swap-scheme-falters-poor-supply-pricing
  2. Commercial operators fear price rises over 'green' vehicle subsidy

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been unable to quote the prices for trucks that met the European Union's Euro IV emission standard for vehicles sold in 2005 or later. Some could not say when the new models would be available in Hong Kong. Under the HK$3.2 billion scheme announced by Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen in October, owners of 74,000 diesel trucks that do not meet the higher standard may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577686/commercial-operators-fear-price-rises-over-green-vehicle-subsidy
  3. Firms drive diesel vehicle sales

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of toughening mainland emissions standards. Sales of diesel-powered passenger cars are expected to reach just 5,000 vehicles this year. But car manufacturers are hoping for sales of 30,000 units next year as the central government tightens vehicle emissions standards as a part of efforts to clean up the environment before the 2008 Olympic Games. Robert Bosch, the world's second-largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437366/firms-drive-diesel-vehicle-sales
  4. News - World - CLIMATE CHANGE

    Obama set to unveil plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington With little help from Congress, US president set to unveil plan to tackle emissions Obama to go it alone on climate change US President Barack Obama ... curb greenhouse-gas emissions from new and existing power plants, according to people briefed on the plan by the administration. Other components would include energy efficiency, renewable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1268873/obama-set-unveil-plan-tackle-greenhouse-gas-emissions
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Referee Hugh Watkins hired to raise officiating standards in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 09:37pm

    ... Staff Reporter Referee Watkins comes full circle Former Rugby World Cup referee Hugh Watkins has been hired to help boost the standard of refereeing in Hong Kong, a year after a comment he ... and two Heineken Cup finals. “Having been to Hong Kong for the Sevens as part of the referee panel, I realise how important rugby is here,” Watkins said. “The standard of officiating is something ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1456434/referee-hugh-watkins-hired-raise-officiating-standards-hong-kong
  6. Eco-buses stymied by lack of key fluid

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung New eco-friendly buses may not be able to help clear the air as expected because a key emission-reducing fluid used by Euro IV engines is available at only a few petrol stations. Public Omnibus Operators' Association chairman Yeung Wai-hung said most Euro IV-compliant buses required the use of AdBlue, a urea solution which can cut emissions. But it is only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/591750/eco-buses-stymied-lack-key-fluid
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Xian school will not compromise on academic standards, says provost

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:14am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Students will pay HK$120,000 a year and have flexibility to study in Hong Kong and Xian Academic freedom ‘will be respected’ Academic standards ... he is largely based in Xian or entirely based at Clear Water Bay, the quality of the programmes will have to be the same. Otherwise, we’ll be compromising our own academic standards,” Shyy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1456041/xian-school-will-not-compromise-academic-standards-says-provost
  8. Beijing pins hopes for lower emissions on diesel engines

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong in Tianjin Beijing plans to encourage the use of diesel engines to help vehicles meet Euro IV emission standards by early next year, according to the National Development ... for Beijing, which is determined to ensure that the city is able to meet Euro IV emission standards before the start of the Olympic Games in summer next year. Pressure is also building on carmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607339/beijing-pins-hopes-lower-emissions-diesel-engines
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Avoiding worst damages of climate change possible, UN panel says

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin Deep cuts in carbon emissions possible The world can, by acting urgently, curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts said as they met in Berlin to weigh options for action. "The literature here shows that deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions... remain possible," said Ottmar Edenhofer, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/article/1469702/avoiding-worst-damages-climate-change-possible-un-panel-says
  10. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Rising carbon dioxide in oceans makes fish lose fear of predators, scientists say

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:03pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Why fish are losing fear of predators Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, ... raising potentially worrying possibilities in a scenario of rising carbon emissions. More than 90 per cent of the excess CO 2 in the atmosphere is soaked up by the oceans. When CO 2 is dissolved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482401/rising-carbon-dioxide-oceans-makes-fish-lose-fear-predators-scientists

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