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  1. 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 ...

  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. KMB banking on cleaner diesel buses

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at this stage but with the development of more advanced battery technology, hybrid or electric buses might become more popular in years to come. Next-generation diesel buses will meet the Euro VI standard- the newest EU benchmark for acceptable pollution levels in exhaust emissions in vehicles sold in the 27-member bloc- within four to five years, KMB says. 'The Euro VI vehicle ...

  4. Government should subsidise purchase of hybrid buses

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... drifting across from mainland power stations. Given the concern over roadside pollution generated from buses, there are simpler and more immediate solutions available. The old pre-Euro and Euro I emissions standards vehicles are 100 times more polluting than a new Euro V standard bus bought today. Therefore, the fastest way to reduce roadside emissions is to replace these old buses ...

  5. Small steps in the fight against pollution

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for only 1 per cent of the air pollution in Hong Kong. This is because the EPD has required that all new vehicles have a Euro III emissions standard for quite a while now. The vast majority ... for 'incentive subsidies' for the minibus owners so that, this year and next, most minibuses will be upgraded to LPG or Euro III standard. This took many hours of discussion with 'the ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted May 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... specifications of motor vehicle diesel and unleaded petrol to Euro V standards from Euro IV. The amendment tightened the cap on sulphur content in fuel to a fifth of previous levels, in a bid to reduce ... Euro V diesel and Euro V petrol, sold half the petrol imported into Hong Kong last year. Thousands seek Cathay jobs Cathay Pacific has received 7,180 applications for several hundred flight ...

  7. Clean-bus idea needs thought, Tsang says

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bay was at harmful levels for 13, 11 and 7 per cent of the time last year, Tsang said. There are over 5,700 franchised buses in the city. Of these, about 480 are of the pre-Euro model and over 1,300 of the Euro I model, which is 50 times more polluting than greener models like the Euro V. Officials once estimated that by replacing these buses, nitrogen dioxide pollution could be cut ...

  8. 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 ... was referring to the one-off grant to encourage vehicle owners to replace their pre-Euro and Euro I diesel commercial vehicles. Dr Poon said there were existing plans between the Transport Department ...

  9. Officials shy away from fight for better air quality

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses operate much longer hours and cover many more miles on the roads. Set a timetable to phase out the highly polluting pre-Euro, Euro-I and Euro-II commercial diesel vehicles. Owners of commercial vehicles (except franchised bus owners) are offered subsidies to encourage the scrapping of those vehicles but a voluntary approach generates weak responses. Phase out Euro-II franchised ...

  10. Pedestrian scheme hailed- but little has happened

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... refer to letters on the feasibility of using alternative fuels in local bus fleets. Currently, under the same engine power rating and the same Euro-emission standards, namely, Euro II and Euro ...




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