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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 28, 2013

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... we will indeed all be doomed. Lee Faulkner, Kennedy Town   We can avoid dumping soil in landfills Over Christmas, a non-governmental organisation made arrangements for Christmas trees ... be shredded, the pots reused, and the soil saved from being dumped in our landfills, which have a capacity that is being reduced by the day. Harold Insley, Causeway Bay   Race's success shows ...

  2. Ministry targets greenhouse gas

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... mines producing high-density coal, and will work on using the gas for domestic and industrial purposes instead. Another new MEP standard- 'Pollution Control on the Landfill Site of Municipal Solid Waste'- raises the standards for both choosing landfill sites and the facilities that are used in them. It also requires existing landfill sites to install sewage-treatment ...

  3. Carbon credits run aground on UN bureaucracy

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... two-lane road past rice fields and a shanty town of garbage scavengers, lies the Sumur Batu landfill. The 10-hectare site is the final resting place for about 500 tonnes of garbage hauled daily from Bekasi, a city of 2 million people south of Jakarta. To call it a landfill is a stretch: Sumur Batu consists of mountains of garbage, the older ones overgrown with grass and weeds, ...

  4. Generating clean profits

    Posted Jan 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... landfill for production in 1999 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the site. It has invested more than HK$10million in the landfill gas treatment plant. Last year, the company enhanced its efforts by collecting landfill gas from the Northeast New Territories site. This was transferred to the Tai Po production plant through a 19km pipeline. It produces the equivalent of 18 to 24 ...

  5. New emissions trade scheme to help HK fulfil Kyoto obligations

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to extend reuse of landfill gas. From now on, all Hong Kong-registered companies will be eligible to join the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a tool recognised under the Kyoto Protocol as a way ... to speculate on whether there were imminent CDM projects in Hong Kong, but said there had been inquiries. It is understood that the owners of the landfill-gas utilisation project- officially opened ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - GREENHOUSE GASES

    Pre-industrial man was already changing climate, study shows

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... emissions of this powerful greenhouse gas from all the landfills in the world today, which in turn account for about 6 per cent of global methane emissions. The major contributors are likely to have ...

  7. Glaring inefficiency

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... of landfill pumps through a generator which creates electricity.' This helps on two fronts. Instead of methane escaping from the landfill, it is captured, thereby creating electricity from a clean source to be sold back to the grid or used in creating carbon credits. The landfill process benefits from upgraded technology, and training is provided in how to 'tip' waste ...

  8. Emission estimate is probably right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo China has apparently exceeded the United States as the world's number one emitter of greenhouse gases. But how do they know? To really determine that properly, would you not have to measure emissions from every landfill, vehicle, production plant and animal in a country? Not necessarily. When the United Nations reported this week that Kyoto Protocol signatory ...

  9. Question of what HK can do after Copenhagen unclear

    Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concept than carbon intensity, which takes into account carbon emissions from non-energy-using sectors- for example, greenhouse gases produced from waste in landfills. The study finds ... by buildings and transport of 10 per cent, reducing landfill-gas leakage 10 per cent, and a 15 per cent improvement in the carbon content of power-generation fuel. Doubling the severity of all ...

  10. Northeasterly monsoon pushes roadside pollution very high

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... expressed concerns about climate change. Yau said that the government would continue to expand public transport, promote electric vehicles and further the use of biogas collected from landfills as alternative fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly came from vehicles and landfills. The bureau hoped to cut energy use by at least 25 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030 to avoid ...




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