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  1. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Who will be Hong Kong's next Director of Public Prosecutions?

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... capacity of 3,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste. When the Environmental Protection Department sought funding from the Legislative Council earlier this year, the project was shelved. However, ... Association, a United Front organisation, was able to access government environmental funds to organise subsidised trips to Singapore and Taiwan to study incinerators. It is not known how ...

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    Hong Kong will get its third runway by hook or by crook

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:21am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The 30-day consultation period for the environmental impact assessment for the third airport runway is over and all that is needed now is for the Environmental Protection Department to apply its rubber stamp. The assessment report will next be scrutinised by Anissa Wong Sean-yee in her capacity as director of environmental protection. She also wears another hat- ...

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    Shek Kwu Chau incinerator smells even before it starts

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 06:04am by Howard Winn

    ... that are not entirely clear, the Environmental Protection Department remains wedded to this project and its contractor, Aecom. The government has received offers to handle the waste free by companies that would ... the Environmental Protection Department's annual cost adjustment from this year to 2016 is in the range of 4 to 6 per cent. If we go back to April 2012 when the department submitted the project ...

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

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

    ... Howard Winn Is the Shek Kwu Chau incinerator the best solution for Hong Kong? Assistant Director of Environmental Protection Elvis Au has a letter in today's South China Morning Post ... Committee. But if what we hear is correct, the Environmental Protection Department appears to have succeeded in doing deals with the various political groupings and the project is likely ...

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    Time to idle Hong Kong's idling-engine 'enforcement'

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... executive's office with suggestions on how to deal with the problem was answered by the EPD, which blandly states that traffic wardens and environmental protection inspectors are empowered to issue fixed-penalty tickets. Then, with astonishing gall, the official writes, "Traffic wardens will enforce the idling engine ban during patrol. In addition, the Environmental Protection Department ...

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    Sabrina Chao rises to top of Wah Kwong. Is Forbes' top 50 next?

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... in this newspaper yesterday- an interview with the mainland's first environmental protection chief, talking with considerable regret about the pollution mess. Interestingly he attributes it to "the rule of men" as opposed to the "rule of law". "Their rule imposed no checks on power and allowed governments to ignore environmental protection laws ...

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    Developer submits new application for Peak hotel

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 07:10am by Howard Winn

    ... In addition, critics wondered how the Environmental Protection Department sanctioned the sewage arrangements for the hotel, which envisaged a new septic tank and a soakaway system allowing 20,000 ... management and "additional environmentally friendly hotel design and facilities for advancement in hygiene and fire safety, such as installing a new environmentally friendly sewerage system ...

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    Report warned of confrontation over constitutional reform

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by Howard Winn

    ... This is the technology our Environmental Protection Department dismisses as being insufficiently tested to deal with Hong Kong's waste. At 500 tonnes a day of municipal solid waste this is a much smaller ... "Many doubt the fairness of a consultation before it barely began … Many feel their preferred form of identity is not being protected … They are committed to confrontation, if necessary, despite ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Legco advisers to tobacco groups should declare their interest

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 01:37am by Howard Winn

    ... from a frustrated reader who, tired of inhaling the fumes from idling engines outside his residence in May Road, complained to the Environmental Protection Department about the nuisance. ... period. "Both traffic wardens and environmental protection inspectors are empowered to enforce the law. Traffic wardens will enforce the law during their normal patrol duty. The EPD, ...

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    Is it so hard to turn Hong Kong's landfills into biofuels?

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The Environmental Protection Bureau is fond of telling us through the letters page of this newspaper that the best way to deal with municipal solid waste is through an incinerator. This is, we are told, after having examined all other forms of technology for dealing with such waste. Despite the supposed "advantages" of an incinerator, it is still going ...




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