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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The true extent of China's energy crisis

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by SHUJIW YAO, DAN LUO

    ... in the south and east. China's solar industry has also faltered. Overcapacity has prompted a sharp fall in the price of solar panels and US anti-dumping duties, coupled with the euro-zone crisis ... to develop non-fossil-fuel sources or another ambitious renewable energy target. While commendable, these promises risk masking the true extent of China's future energy crisis- and its gloomy ...

  2. Delays in low-emission zones make good environmental sense

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses with emission levels of Euro IV could enter these zones. However, only 160 buses currently meet this standard in Hong Kong. The transport system, especially in these zones would come ... be a delay in the establishment of the zones. Also, the Environmental Protection Department has suggested that the bus companies should fit Euro II and Euro III buses with a filter to meet Euro IV ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    ‘Hundreds of graves’ lying in Hong Kong's country parks and green belts

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Environmental groups record the number of licensed burials grounds impinging on environmentally sensitive areas in Yuen Long and North District Hundreds of ancestral burial grounds across the New Territories are encroaching on sensitive areas zoned for conservation and are threatening the environment, green groups say. At least 27 officially sanctioned ...

  4. Big polluters can lead in forging common purpose

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Frank-Jurgen Richter Let me turn my back on the euro zone crisis. There have been 18 summits in the last two years with no real outcome, or rather no lasting solution. And each time there is a summit, the media react with hair-trigger headlines. Of course the euro zone is crucial for global financial stability, but there are other meetings about to occur which may have global portent. ...

  5. Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the plant. But anti-nuclear activists accuse the government of overconfidence and say it underestimates the potential impact of a nuclear disaster. The government agreed to revise its emergency plan for Daya Bay after the Fukushima crisis in Japan last year. ...

  6. New plan for Bohai Sea unlikely to end crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing A national plan will soon be unveiled to tackle the appalling pollution in the Bohai Sea, which seriously threatens the Bohai region's economic rise. The plan, to be released by year's end, involves the most comprehensive ...

  7. Economy mires climate change talk

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Arctic ice cap may be undergoing its incremental summer shrinkage, but this is not a good time to hold a global climate-change summit. World leaders' attention is focused on economic uncertainty created by the euro-zone debt crisis, not to mention the distractions of a US presidential election campaign and turmoil in the Middle East. Expectations of the just-concluded ...

  8. What we must learn from Japan's crisis

    Posted Apr 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anxiety and fear are the natural products of the unknown. There has been much of both since Japan's nuclear crisis became apparent in the wake of the disastrous earthquake and tsunami ... the 20km exclusion zone around the plant. They have been given no indication when they will be able to return to their homes and get on with their lives. Officials admit that the timetable ...

  9. Lai See

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on Monday- to chew over the bank's half-year results- was left in any doubt as to chief executive Stuart Gulliver's view of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis. Just in case anyone missed ... sources performing at optimal level. In theory, a bus with a Euro V-standard engine produces six times less polluting emissions than a bus with a Euro I-standard engine. But if the Euro V bus ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Good start to tackling pollution

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... primitive of European emissions standards; 11 per cent meet only the Euro I standards; and 20 per cent meet Euro II standards. That is almost half of the total diesel fleet in Hong Kong. The benchmark today for imported vehicles is Euro V. The government has launched several subsidy schemes since 2007 to encourage owners of commercial diesel vehicles to scrap their old vehicles- ...




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