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  1. 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 ...

  2. Low-emission zone plan closer as pilot study nears end

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be studied, she said. All new vehicles must met Euro IV emission standards. Vehicles that do not meet the standard might be banned from the low-emission zones. Dr Poon said there were similar schemes ... Cheung Chi-fai A pilot study on low-emission zones where polluting franchised buses are banned will finish next year, acting Secretary for the Environment Kitty Poon Kit told legislators ...

  3. Premier rejects EU calls to let yuan rise

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... the 27-member bloc's exporters at a disadvantage and effectively reducing the price of Chinese goods. Euro zone finance chiefs had tried to persuade Wen on Sunday that a revaluation of the exchange ... Will Clem in Nanjing Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday sternly rejected European calls to allow the yuan to rise against the euro, describing the request from EU leaders as an attempt ...

  4. Coral fish stocks at crisis point

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... fishermen with permits to fish in the Hoi Ha Marine Park area and Dr Cornish said there should be less permits and wider exclusion zones around coral areas. 'Most people in Hong Kong don't ... the marine parks and would like to see the setting up 'no-take' zones. 'When people go diving they like to see big fish swimming around the corals, but there is no way they can do ...

  5. Air-quality proposals 'bad for business'

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Olga Wong

    ... that buses with poor emission standards could be among the first vehicles to be banned in low emission zones, the consultant said all vehicles with Euro III emission levels and below should be banned from entering the three zones. Euro III vehicles were introduced in 2000. Clusters covered by the low emission zone in Central include the government complex, Legislative Council building, core ...

  6. Slim hopes for latest plan to jump-start Japan's economy

    Posted Jul 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... investment for China's reserve managers than US or euro-zone government debt. But neither are they much more attractive. ... in US Treasury bonds, they are understandably nervous at how the US budget deficit has exploded since the beginning of the financial crisis. With US public debt rapidly approaching 100 per cent ...

  7. Euro humbug on a grand scale

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Leaders of the 27 countries of the disunity known as the European Union are about to take an important step backwards on the tortuous road to give Europe a global relevance that matches the size of its combined economies. They will go into ...

  8. Measures have been introduced to tackle air pollution sources

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... including: A trial retrofitting of Euro II and III franchised buses with 'selective catalytic reduction' devices which, together with the diesel particulate filters being installed in these buses, could upgrade their emission performance to Euro IV levels; Designating pilot low-emission zones in Causeway Bay, Central and Mong Kok with the aim of increasing as far as possible ...

  9. letters

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interesting use of technology. We have the opportunity to be creative. Take it. Kuddo Wong, Methodist College Low-emission zones need careful study I think the government is right to delay setting up low-emission zones. For a start, we only have 160 buses that meet the standard- Euro 4 and above. It is true that the Environmental Protection Department has proposed looking at an option of fitting ...

  10. Nuclear crisis puts HK energy goals in doubt

    Posted Mar 19th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Hong Kong will consider the implications of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its impact on the nuclear industry before deciding whether to harness more nuclear energy from the mainland, environment officials say. The unfolding crisis has led a number of nations to review the role and safety of nuclear power, with China ordering safety checks at all existing plants ...




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