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  1. Students channel green thinking

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... officials and corporate bigwigs. The event, the first inter-university forum set up to discuss environmental innovation, saw a gathering of minds to discuss energy, architectural design ... renewable sources of energy, but then someone said, 'Why don't we just think of better ways to use what we have?'' The three-hour forum, organised by 22 students from five ...

  2. Accepting the drawbacks to heritage conservation

    Posted Feb 05th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai More than half of opinion leaders are prepared to accept negative aspects of heritage conservation. Responding to an SCMP/TNS survey, 61 per cent said increased government spending on heritage conservation was acceptable. Fifty-six per cent were prepared to accept lower revenues as a result of more sites being protected. And 54 per cent said they would accept lower ...

  3. Collective memory to play conservation role

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... comes just weeks after the controversy surrounding the demolition of the Star Ferry pier in Central. Protests by conservation activists prompted Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to order discussions on conservation policy to be reopened. The consultation exercise will involve a series of forums and focus group discussions from the middle of this month to early next month. ...

  4. Tsang softens stance on heritage conservation

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Tsang Yam-kuen said yesterday. But Mr Tsang said the public would be consulted to a greater extent next month about the government's heritage conservation policy. He also pledged ... would 'fully consider' the public's 'collective memory' and demands in future. His softened stance came ahead of a carnival organised by conservation group Heritage ...

  5. In Brief

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

    ... to responses received by the council. It launched a four-month public consultation in June in three areas: action to be taken on high air pollution days, energy conservation and road-pricing ... Policy Unit, Lau Siu-kai, said his feeling was that members were more concerned about developing the economy and livelihood issues. Big corporations back plan for energy saving, council says Big ...

  6. Jacket and tie not required in clean-air drive

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a warmer workplace will complement an energy-conservation programme that calls for setting air conditioners at 25.5 degrees. The Civil Service Bureau last night issued a special reminder ... energy conservation. The Friends of the Earth welcomed the campaign to dress casually but said its success hinged on Mr Tsang's determination to 'liberate himself from his bow ...

  7. Tsang, Leong feeling the heat over bad air

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... and energy bureau be set up to respond to environmental issues. The groups described present policy as a 'narrow and twisted view of sustainable development'. The last time environmental ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and his Civic Party challenger Alan Leong Kah-kit should give due weight to heritage and nature conservation when formulating policies. They called for more ...


    Posted Mar 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... questioning Mr Tsang about measures to conserve energy. 'We are not a big spender. If you take a closer look, you'll know who the big spender is,' Mr Tsang replied. ...

  9. Support for Tsang reorganising bureaus

    Posted May 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... lawmakers in a question-and-answer session. Under the plan, a new bureau will be established to oversee planning, development and conservation. The portfolio of social welfare will be merged with labour while environment will take in the energy portfolio to form a bureau. Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun said a government representative had already approached his party ...

  10. So much that needs to be done

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Christine Loh The economy of the future is on the horizon and approaching quickly. It embodies a clean environment coupled with a highly efficient use of energy and competitive, ... the symbol of Hong Kong's environmental neglect. Yet Mr Tsang continues to deny its seriousness. I have some advice for officials. On air and energy issues, the government needs a comprehensive ...




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