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  1. Comment - Letters

    Incinerator will create toxic ash with poisonous emissions

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... Incinerator will create toxic ash with poisonous emissions In his letter to supposedly correct "misunderstandings" by opponents of the planned Shek Kwu Chau incinerator (" ... boasted that the facility will adopt proven technology, yet omitted to mention that this technology creates toxic ash along with poisonous emissions, with adverse health impacts described ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Third runway's sky-high emissions

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Third runway's sky-high emissions Having a third airport runway will increase carbon emissions by up to 269 million tonnes in 50 years and this will come at a cost of about HK$50 billion, a study has found. The emissions estimate from the study, commissioned by the Airport Authority, is higher than Friends of the Earth's estimate in November that the runway would cause up ...

  3. Business - Commodities - METALS

    Stricter emissions control in China to drive palladium prices higher

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:58am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Even with prices at a 13-year high, analysts see more gains for the metal that goes into cleaner exhaust systems required by new mainland rules Emission controls ... even as the industrial metal's price reached a 13-year peak, analysts say. The introduction of the stringent National IV vehicle emissions standard and Beijing's order last month ...

  4. 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 ...

  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. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Excessive emissions put CRP in the spotlight

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:21am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Excessive emissions put CRP in the spotlight China Resources Power Holdings, which has seen two former chairmen put under graft investigations on the mainland in the past two months, has been found by the environment watchdog to have flouted regulations on the mitigation of sulphur dioxide emissions. CRP topped a list of 19 rule-breaking firms released ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Climate's right for global deal on emissions

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Climate's right for deal on emissions Global efforts to curb the pollution behind climate change have for years been inching forward painfully. But as the latest UN ... the emissions that are causing temperatures to rise and weather patterns to shift. The refusal of the biggest polluters to adopt mandatory targets has stymied efforts to keep warming in check. But signs ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Fanny Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Power generation pushes emissions up 5pc Greenhouse gas emissions in Hong Kong went up by 5 per cent between 2010 and 2011, mainly due to power generation, according to the latest figures released yesterday by the government. Data from the Environmental Protection Department showed that emissions in the city in 2011 were equivalent to 42.7 million ...

  9. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    US plan on carbon emissions needs rest of the world to follow

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... on emissions cuts not enough US President Barack Obama is set to take his boldest step to halt the rise of the oceans and stop the warming of the planet. But it will not be enough unless the rest of the world follows. Trimming carbon emissions from US power plants by 25 per cent in coming decades, as Obama is said to be proposing, would be more than overwhelmed by increases in China and India ...

  10. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Burning rubbish worse for us and the planet than thought, study shows

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 02:56am by AP

    ... monoxide, mercury and tiny particulate matter that can dim the sun's rays or clog human lungs is produced. It includes the first country-by-country index of rough emissions estimates for both ... different health impacts as well as different impacts on the climate." While many governments tally emissions from incinerators, the burning of rubbish in backyards, fields and dumps is mostly ...




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