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  1. Cleaning up diesel emissions

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... actively promoting bio-diesel during the past five years. By 2005 these countries hope to achieve an average usage of 5-8 per cent of bio-diesel in diesel engines. Can Hong Kong speed up ... One major source of air pollution in Hong Kong is the diesel engines of trucks plying between Hong Kong and Guangdong. Over 12,000 trucks cross the border daily. When they return from ...

  2. If oil keeps rising we all pay, or change our ways

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on incentives and tax concessions for the use of less-polluting vehicles and cleaner fuel. For example, the existing duty on Euro V diesel of less than 5 per cent of the retail price is one of the lowest in the world. Setting it at that level, in a city where diesel prices are low by world standards, was an attempt to encourage people to switch from dirtier fuels to Euro V diesel without ...

  3. Why ditching diesel buses won't be easy

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... was that the average price of Singapore sulphur gas oil- on which the price of the ultra-low-sulphur diesel used by its franchised buses is based- jumped 79 per cent in the first half of 2008. That year, oil ... environment for bus companies is expected to get tougher in the next two years. Price of going green To replace Hong Kong's diesel bus fleet with electric trolley buses, fares would have to rise: ...

  4. Shenhua to triple output of liquid fuel from coal

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... coal-derived diesel can replace part of its usage of crude oil-derived diesel. By 2015, the three production lines- built next to a coal mine to cut haulage costs- are expected to have a combined ... lines. Owing to these problems, he said only 60 to 65 per cent of the output was diesel, lower than its target of 70 per cent. Diesel is the most valuable product of the plant. Naphtha, a key ...

  5. Fuel price cuts fail to satisfy disgruntled transport drivers

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Scarlett Chiang Oil firms yesterday cut diesel prices, but the first reduction this year failed to please drivers. Some described the measure as 'too little, too late'. They said they had been hit hard by rising fuel prices and it was no use applying a 'Band Aid' to a big wound. ExxonMobil announced a 15-cent cut for diesel and 20-cent cut ...

  6. Number plates fetch less as fuel prices rise

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... in petrol and diesel prices last week. Shanghai defends the controversial auction system- the only one in the country- as a way of limiting the number of cars clogging the streets, though the city ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Prices at Shanghai's auction for car number plates fell this month from May's level, a sign that more expensive fuel may already be affecting ...

  7. KMB banking on cleaner diesel buses

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The government is paying bus companies to try out diesel-electric hybrids as a means to reduce roadside air pollution, but the city's biggest franchised bus operator is still counting on diesel power. Kowloon Motor Bus is working with manufacturers developing next-generation diesel buses to meet tougher European Union standards on pollutant emissions, ...

  8. Missing the bus, and just about everything else

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... something new. While encouraging innovation in industry, the government eschews innovation in policy. Other world cities are experimenting with novel transport solutions: bicycle usage has surged ... with hydrogen-powered buses. Trams and trolley buses are making a comeback. Sophisticated road-pricing systems are now possible (for example, permitting commercial deliveries during off-peak hours only). Ports ...

  9. Electric cranes give green campaign a lift

    Posted Jun 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... susceptible to fluctuations in oil prices. The conversion is the first phase of a HK$140 million programme to convert 81 diesel-powered cranes to electricity by 2010. HIT also plans to convert about ... Joyce Man Electricity has replaced diesel to power 17 cranes at Hong Kong's largest container terminal in Kwai Chung. 'We are very happy to see such a large business make ...

  10. Electric vehicle dream still stuck in first gear

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is negligible. Switching fleets would also dramatically increase power usage and thus carbon emissions. Ideally, all our power needs would come from nuclear, wind and other 'green' energies, ... in the right direction. Most of our roadside air and noise pollution comes from diesel-powered buses and delivery trucks. Switching the fleet to electric-powered alternatives would be a major benefit ...




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