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  1. China's perilous pursuit of petroleum

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... in its oil industry as western oil companies withdrew. The more China pursues petroleum to satisfy its insatiable appetite, the more it will be in danger of resembling the US in militarising its ...

  2. Beijing urged to tax fuel

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai China needs a fuel tax of up to 100 per cent to persuade people to buy energy-efficient cars and manufacturers to produce such vehicles, a senior policymaker said yesterday. Chen Qingtai, vice-minister of the development rese ...

  3. Let private vehicles use LPG, motorists urge

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... concerned that they are not allowed to make the switch. And environmental group Clear the Air says that even while it is urging taxi and minibus operators to move from diesel to liquefied petroleum ...

  4. Bio-diesel fuels hopes for cleaner Hong Kong air

    Posted Aug 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the scientists, who refused to be quoted by name. The government has encouraged taxis and minibuses to switch to liquefied petroleum gas and has subsidised truck operators to equip their vehicles ...

  5. Pouring money into a bottomless tar pit

    Posted Sep 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... from such a remote place are a tough, unsentimental bunch. There isn't much for them to do except work. A petroleum geologist employed on one project in the area once told Monitor ...

  6. Guangdong petrochemical project 'to be relocated'

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... impact assessment, a magazine reported. Guangdong and the project's proponent- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation- and mainland oil refiner Sinopec Corp agreed that the massive plant would ... from Hong Kong on the potential environmental hazard and because provincial Communist Party chief Wang Yang had a different line of thinking on development. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation first ...

  7. One-handed applause for Harbour Fest

    Posted May 07th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'It can't get any more Zen than this.' Asha Gill, presenter, Harbour Fest video YES INDEED, a glimpse of nothingness. I finally watched that much ballyhooed video the other day and let me tell you we have reason to be grat ...

  8. Only renewable energy can meet our future needs

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and oil. Those are non-renewable. While nuclear energy offers dramatic savings in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to petroleum and coal, it doesn't seem safe. Even hydroelectricity has ...

  9. Watchdogs should address the worst causes of air pollution

    Posted Nov 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Hong Kong is being made worse by many cars continuing to use fuel such as diesel. They need to switch to more environmentally friendly kinds of fuel such as liquefied petroleum gas. ...

  10. We must tackle Hong Kong's lax vehicle emissions standards

    Posted Jun 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... petrol and liquefied petroleum gas vehicles to have their exhaust emissions tested during the 'road worthiness inspection'. And since 2006, most diesel vehicles have had to install ...




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