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  1. The biofuel issue

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Leetch

    ... Prepared by Philip Leetch Paper 1a Read the sections and answer the questions which follow them. Part A Biofuels are replacements for fossil fuels made from a number of common crops such as corn, sugar beet, rapeseed, palm oil, soy and, most of all, sugar cane. The main products are ethanol and diesel, though there are also hopes to develop the use of biobutanol for aircraft fuel. ...

  2. Saving energy

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... for governments, businesses and individuals. Taking a leading role in providing energy-saving solutions in the lighting industry, electronics giant Philips Electronic Hong Kong offers light bulbs that can ... environmental friendliness, increased safety and lower operating costs. Philips has calculated there are about 11 million incandescent light bulbs in Hong Kong homes. If these were replaced ...

  3. Disturbing reactions to a tragedy

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Looking back, hopefully with a degree of perspective, on the Manila hostage tragedy, I am left with a sense of deep disquiet about the attitudes of the Hong Kong government, ... Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  4. 'Global tobacco pandemic worse today than 50 years ago'

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with a global share of 32 per cent in 2007, followed by Philip Morris International with 18.7 per cent, British American Tobacco with 17.1 per cent, Japan Tobacco International with 10.8 per cent and Imperial Tobacco/Altadis with 5.6 per cent. Philip Morris/Altria spent the most on lobbying- US$105.7 million between 1999 and 2006. 'By the year 2012, the global tobacco market is projected ...

  5. Green shoots could grow into big profits

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of company, and investors who can spot the beneficiaries of the green drive. Consumer companies providing energy-saving products, such as lighting giant Philips, would be popular, Webber predicts. ... Philips believes LED use will approach 80 to 90 per cent of the lighting market in the next decade. Webber says companies that provide video-conferencing services and equipment, such as Polycom ...

  6. Rule by gesture, not meaningful policy

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Gesture politics by the administration of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has reached a new low. Meanwhile, the implementation of policies announced long ago continues ... or having their arms twisted by local conglomerates? Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  7. Far Eastern Economic Review to call it a day after 63 years

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Philip Bowring, a former editor, said the announcement merely marked 'the burial of a magazine which died five years ago'. 'The impact of foreign takeovers has been very ...

  8. A mix of Monaco and Dubai?

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Great cities must change if they want to keep up with a changing world around them. However remarkable their natural or geographical endowments, they do not always do so. ... than pick up hints about a one-party state and suppressing dissent. Philip Bowring is a Hong Kong-based journalist and commentator ...

  9. Black clouds

    Posted Jun 18th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Vested interests and cosy arrangements with government can be public health hazards, writes Philip Bowring The subjugation of public health issues to political posturing and narrow ... to competition from the mainland, a lack of which makes a mockery of the free trade goals of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement. He proves Dr Yeoh's point. Philip Bowring is a Hong ...

  10. Haze no show-stopper, says pilot

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... afternoon after a three-hour delay. Philip Lee Ting-chan, senior safety and quality officer of the Civil Aviation Department, said: 'The weather in Wuhan, where they had just performed, ...




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