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  1. Bureau mulls regulation of external lighting

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo The Environment Bureau is assessing the findings of a study it commissioned on energy wastage and the nuisance caused by external lighting, environment secretary Edward Yau ... The bureau will make recommendations which it will discuss with the relevant Legco panel, stakeholders and advisory bodies early next year, Yau said. Complaints about lighting pollution rose from 103 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729440/bureau-mulls-regulation-external-lighting
  2. Lawmaker blasts bureau over failed application for Old HouseLawmaker blasts bureau on Old House

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Frederick Fung Kin-kee said the Development Bureau failed to give reasons for rejecting his group's proposal, the only one shortlisted in the final round for the Old House at Wong Uk Village, Sha Tin. The Hakka house was one of five sites in the second round of the scheme. The bureau, in announcing the results of the applications last week, said it decided to leave the site ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725268/lawmaker-blasts-bureau-over-failed-application-old-houselawmaker-blasts-bureau-old
  3. Government headquarters plan is 'false conservation'

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... The government's estimate of the amount of construction waste is even greater- the Development Bureau said yesterday that 20,000 cubic metres of construction waste would be generated from the demolition. But the bureau said it could not give an actual figure for the amount of soil to be excavated until a detailed development plan was available. It said excavation would be necessary near Ice House Street ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734344/government-headquarters-plan-false-conservation
  4. Trees in the city at risk

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Writers The Development Bureau tied up the roots of some old trees in Hollywood Road. The old Chinese banyan trees have roots that grow on stone walls. Their roots find a way into cracks between the stones to look for food and water. Tree specialists say tying up the trees' roots might threaten their survival. The Development Bureau said they had had complaints about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717063/trees-city-risk
  5. Tight caps on power firms' pollution

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... can cause more severe problems by lodging in the lungs. Nitrogen oxides can also combine with oxygen to form the pollutant ozone and can cause acid rain. The Environment Bureau announced ... prepared for discussion by the Legislative Council next week, the bureau said it had taken new factors into consideration in setting the caps, which are subject to review after three years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724979/tight-caps-power-firms-pollution
  6. Climate change plans dismissed as unsound

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... the import of nuclear power were not scientifically sound. They also urged the Environment Bureau to explain why the projected growth of energy consumption by 2020 was six times the growth ... and less costly. An Environment Bureau spokeswoman said last night all proposals had been scientifically assessed and the projected energy consumption was based on growth in population and economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734067/climate-change-plans-dismissed-unsound
  7. Details of risky trees to be put on the internet

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The government will make public the location and health problems of risky trees following a second fatal accident early this week. The Development Bureau is stepping up its ... system. We wonder how many lives have to be sacrificed before something solid will be done.' In a letter to the South China Morning Post yesterday, the bureau said it would send certified ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717500/details-risky-trees-be-put-internet
  8. Course charted for city to reduce its carbon emissions

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... for electricity declines in the future,' Yu said. 'Time is running out. We should think about what we want and how to achieve.' The Environment Bureau has commissioned a study to come up ... postponed the announcement from the end of last year to April. But nothing has been released. An Environment Bureau spokeswoman said the study would be completed soon and the public would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/724267/course-charted-city-reduce-its-carbon-emissions
  9. Government response to no-car day lukewarm: organisers

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... a recent proposal by the Environment Bureau only called for generating half of the city's electricity from nuclear power, but did not have suggestions to help the general public cut ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/725261/government-response-no-car-day-lukewarm-organisers
  10. In Brief

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Big rise in estimated cost of energy-saving project in Kai Tak Environmental officials yesterday said they might require the private sector to use a planned energy-saving cooling service in the Kai Tak development area after the tender price far exceeded anticipation. The Environment Bureau said yesterday it was now prepared to split the estimated HK$1.67 billion project into three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718443/brief

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