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  1. Ban imposed on land for luxury housing

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Ministry says priority should be given to building low-cost and affordable homes The Ministry of Land and Resources yesterday ordered an immediate ban ... of fixed-asset investment and halt contentious land grabs by local authorities. Mr Wang stressed land sales must be conducted through auctions and public tenders, and priority should be given ...

  2. Natural partnership

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... to the homes and workplaces of millions of people. Even light breezes can blow the emissions to heavily populated areas. The issue, then, is straightforward. The government must multitask- while ... and their neighbouring Canadian port of Vancouver have formed an extensive partnership to maintain clean waterways and air quality. Its members include port operators, local environmental authorities and public ...

  3. Local bank leads by example

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Not only is the 'world's local bank' investing US$100million in a global partnership to combat climate change, it has set up a department devoted to CSR ... in China, and closer to home with social projects such as the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society's Loving Bridge scheme which offers language classes to help ethnic minority families integrate ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    WWF ends development partnership with Cheung Kong

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Conservation group also says policy change made partnership unworkable as it ends two decades of ties with Cheung Kong WWF explains parting of ways ... change in 2011 rendered the group's original deal with Cheung Kong unworkable. The modified policy required developers participating in nature reserve partnerships to put their money ...

  5. Mainland to invest up to US$300m in biofuels

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... successfully completed its first test flight using a biofuel partially produced from jatropha seeds. The two-hour flight around Beijing by an Air China 747 jumbo jet was a milestone in a partnership ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    Home but nobody's

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Home But nobody's By swapping fluorescent lights in staircases and common areas for a more energy efficient model, annual carbon emission from City One in Sha Tin would be cut by 850 ... about energy use at home as I didn't pay the bill." Now, Fong says he checks the meter every day to try to stay within the limit. "I also discovered that running the air-con ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

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

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 02:19pm

    ... application system run by the Home Affairs Department for the unbridled land occupation. “You can pretty much put a grave anywhere and the bureau will have no idea as it never goes to check,” Eddie ... Department and to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department,” Tse said. Home Affairs Department data shows an average of 900 to 1,000 approved burials in each of the past five years. ...

  8. Homes adopt green technology

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... investment for green technology in the home seems to be costly. However, one needs to look at the payback period for green technology and not just the cost of investment,' Mai says. 'For ... collection systems and glazed structures. 'I think that the sustainable living concept in homes nowadays is more popular than before owing to increasing awareness and concern by property ...

  9. Fengfeng to invest 5b yuan in Hebei coal project

    Posted Feb 16th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-backed medium-sized coal miner Fengfeng Group is to invest five billion yuan in its third coking coal and coal-to-chemical project in its home province of Hebei. ... 2006, the central government would invest more than one trillion yuan in projects converting coal to liquid fuel and related chemicals through 2020. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to push investment in renewable energy projects

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 11:02am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington President Barack Obama will renew his push to spur investment in renewable energy projects that create jobs as a key part of his second-term strategy for tackling ... into clean energy and “green jobs” projects. Instead, Obama wants to see “targeted and smart” investments in research and demonstration projects, and will also use the upcoming corporate tax reform ...




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