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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong power companies told to meet tighter emission limits by 2017

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... per cent to comply with tighter caps by 2017, according to environmental guidelines announced yesterday. CLP Power and Hongkong Electric have called the task "challenging" and CLP ... supplier said emissions from the power generation sector had dropped in recent years and "roadside and marine had now become the major sources of emissions". Hongkong Electric also ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Incinerator dioxin levels reduced but new rules allow more types of waste to be burned

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by Li Jing

    ... with the rising waste problem. The mainland has raised its incineration capacity sharply in recent years, with the government providing handsome subsidies for electricity generated by the facilities. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China plans more perks to drive up demand for electric cars

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:06pm by Teddy Ng

    ... the use of electric vehicles – especially among private consumers – as it seeks to cut down on pollution. Minister of Sciences and Technology Wan Gang announced preferential policies that could be expected, just a day after the State Council said the government would exempt purchase tax for new-energy vehicles. These include all electric cars, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles. China ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Everyone invited to design Kai Tak River Hongkongers could help decide what the Kai Tak River will look like, courtesy of a design competition launched as part of efforts to revamp the neighbourhood. The Civil Engineering and Development Department hopes to draw on the creativity of ordinary Hongkongers for ideas on how to transform eight ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Public to be consulted on liberalising Hong Kong's electricity market

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to have say on power market The public will be consulted on whether to open up the market for Hong Kong's electricity supply within the year, the Environment Bureau said yesterday. At present the market is limited to two firms- CLP Power and HK Electric- and the government must inform them if it intends to open the market by 2016. The current regulatory regime expires in 2018. The two ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong's monkey population increasingly harassing hikers and residents for food

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau Jessie.lau@scmp.com Academic says there are too many macaques and they are overdependent on humans who feed them despite the threat of prosecution Monkeys send hikers, residents nuts While the Planet of the Apes films may be nothing more than Hollywood fantasy, Hongkongers could be forgiven for feeling like they live in a City of the Monkeys. And while the city's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hongkongers urged to choose 'reusable coffin' to help save the planet

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Non-profit group says its casket can help those dying to save the planet to preserve our forests Reusable coffins: a greener way to go Green-minded Hongkongers are being offered the chance to help the planet from beyond the grave by choosing the city's first "reusable coffin". Used once a day, a recyclable coffin would save 48 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Power generation pushed up greenhouse gas emissions by 5pc

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by FANNY FUNG

    ... as the previous year. The major source of the increase was electricity generation, which produced greenhouse gas levels equivalent to 29.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, 8 per cent higher than in 2010. ... that year, which was driven by an increase in the price of natural gas. "The higher emissions levels were despite electricity consumption in Hong Kong remaining rather stable in that year," ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    New 'windless' air conditioner comes to Hong Kong... but it's not cheap

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Jessie Lau

    ... conditioners- offering big savings. According to government figures for 2011, 30 per cent of Hong Kong's electricity is used on air conditioning. "It is energy-saving and saves ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland cycling club encourages Hongkongers to get on their bikes

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 10:49am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Mainland group has a green message re: cycling Mainlanders have been travelling to Hong Kong to shop, dine and enjoy the sights since the solo travellers scheme was introduced in 2003. But now there is a new breed of mainlan ...




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