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  1. Quality control

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the Innovative and Technology Commission. In the area of food products in particular, the Food and Health Bureau says new legislation is being introduced to step up quality control. One million food ... of the testing and certification industry - also offered significant potential for business development and economic value for Hong Kong. Quality assurance in controlling greenhouse gas emissions ...

  2. CLP's HK$8b gas plant may have own profit control plan

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of control regulating its earnings. The more the company invests in assets regulated by the scheme, the more profit it can earn. The plant on South Soko Island would cost HK$8 billion. Suggesting ... of control, which takes effect next year, allows the company to make an annual profit of up to 9.99 per cent of the value of its net assets. 'In any business negotiation, it is difficult to make ...

  3. Candidates want tough controls over power plant emissions

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A large majority of the would-be legislators who responded to a Greenpeace survey said they would seek tougher controls on power plant emissions of greenhouse gases ... environment officials to include carbon dioxide as one of the statutory regulated air pollutants in an amended law to tighten control of emissions affecting air quality. Half the respondents pledged ...

  4. Get control of water

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Water is a precious resource that should not be wasted, writes Susan Ramsay Water is one of the world's most precious resources. We cannot live without it. Because we live in Hong Kong where we have high rainfall, we don't really think about whe ...

  5. Energy demands too big for state control

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... a reliable supply 'regardless of costs', Xinhua reported yesterday. Some provinces have taken more extreme measures by imposing price controls. Both Shandong and Shaanxi have ordered that the price of coal for power generation should not be raised until September, prompting concern that other provinces would follow suit soon. Ironically, it is the administrative energy price controls ...

  6. Experts sound call for tighter construction noise controls

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Control Ordinance enacted earlier this month, which hold company directors or officers liable for any noise offences committed by their companies after an initial warning from the Environmental ... The anti-pollution laws enforced by the EPD specify fines of up to $100,000 for a first offence and $200,000 for a second or subsequent conviction under the Noise Control Ordinance - the most frequently ...

  7. Set emission controls

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The letter headlined 'Sounding an air pollution alert for Hong Kong' (August 20) recommends we turn off our computers at lunchtime to cut air pollution. How pathetic! Instead, why doesn't Clear the Air recommend mandatory maximum emission levels for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides? Controls are the first point of protection for citizens in other truly ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of legislation ever to reach the statute book. The Department of Health's legal advisers are clearly unable to help the director try and achieve control of this chaotic situation. Furthermore, among ...

  9. Onslaught on smokers fails to tackle air pollution problems

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and control Hong Kong's open spaces appears a waste of money when viewed beside the real and pressing health issue we all face, namely having to breathe in Hong Kong's worsening air. ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jan 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the penalty for drink-driving be increased? Time and time again we see drink-driving accidents, with sometimes fatal results. I understand that the government has increased the penalties for drink-driving, however, they are nowhere near enough. The ...




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