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  1. Full switch to natural gas would help clear the air and rid city of polluting plants

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... replacement of naphtha with natural gas would not only substantially reduce CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions, but save energy and possibly allow us to get rid of the polluting gas plants at Tai Po and Ma ...

  2. Zijin has golden year despite pollution woes

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu Gold miner Zijin Mining Group, which was embroiled in a major pollution incident last year, says its net profit rose 36 per cent, thanks to higher prices for the precious metal. ... Zijinshan mine's failure to resume normal production after a pollution spill. Gold output from that mine would also decrease 5 per cent this year from 17 tonnes to 16 tonnes, according ...

  3. Green vehicles now?

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If switching to less-polluting trucks and buses will reduce the roadside air pollution in Hong Kong, should the government force the city's operators to replace their old vehicles? Share your views and write to us ...

  4. Not convinced by government claims over pollution battle

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is paying the 'cost' of the government's inactions and its subsidies to the transport industry that come with this government-supported pollution. This includes ...

  5. Regulator reins in lending to polluting firms

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng, Tom Miller

    ... polluting enterprises, while the State Environment Protection Agency outlined plans to restrict bank credit to enterprises failing mandatory environmental assessments. The decision shows Beijing ... on cutting energy consumption last year, regards shifting the engine of economic growth from investment to consumption as vital for its development. 'Those high consuming and high polluting ...

  6. Beijing demands lenders share pollution blame

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing The central bank yesterday detailed instructions for mainland lenders to cut loans to energy inefficient and polluting enterprises in a sign that the government ... Calling for stronger lending practices, the announcement instructs banks to 'strictly control all new loans to highly resource intensive and polluting enterprises and quicken moves away from ...

  7. US executives being driven out by pollution

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Nearly 60 per cent of American Chamber of Commerce members say their companies are likely to invest in places other than Hong Kong because of the city's pollution, a survey ... to breathe polluted air any more than the average person does,' said Alan Seigrist of AmCham's environment committee. 'It's a fallacy to think that executives are ambivalent about ...

  8. Polluters to lose their preferential policies

    Posted Apr 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Premier Wen Jiabao has stressed that preferential policies in tax, land and electricity for highly polluting and energy-consuming industries would be phased out as part of intensified efforts to tackle serious pollution. 'The conflict between economic development and the environment is worsening and the public outcry against pollution is immense. We have ...

  9. Higher growth blamed for failure to meet pollution targets

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang China's top environmental watchdog admitted yesterday that the government had failed to meet its conservation and pollution targets last year. According to a report outlining emission figures for major pollutants posted on its website, the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) blamed the inefficient use of energy and inaccurate economic ...

  10. HK wins top marks as business centre, but warned on pollution

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to MasterCard Worldwide and the study's lead researcher, said air pollution subtracts from Hong Kong's quality of life indicators, a large part of the liveability index. 'Unfortunately, ...




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