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  1. News - World - ENERGY

    World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Practice among oil giants contributes as much to climate change as a major economy like Italy World Bank urges end to polluting gas flaring Gas flaring by oil and gas drillers ... the night skies in oil fields around the world suggests that bans and fines in some countries and the introduction of technology in newer oil fields has significantly reduced the pollution and waste ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Green activists outraged at Apple Store's after-hours lighting

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... for tougher control over light nuisance. They say the absence of regulations governing light pollution in Hong Kong has opened the door to abuse. "It is outrageous for Apple to turn a blind eye to energy conservation and the nuisance created by the lighting. It reminds us of the urgent need to regulate light pollution," said Hahn Chu Hon-keung, from Friends of the Earth (HK). Acting ...

  4. Few environmentalists impressed with goals on pollution and warming

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... environmentalists. While they welcome renewed pledges to cut emissions of major pollutants and greenhouse gases and tackle widespread heavy metal poisoning, few are impressed with the goals set by Wen. ... output, appear to confirm environmentalists' concerns after recent reports in mainland media that Beijing wanted to scale back its pollution-cutting ambitions after experiencing setbacks ...

  5. Government must get priorities right with air pollution law

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the policy with regard to mobile machinery is flawed. The worst roadside air pollution comes from buses and cars. The government's priority should be roadside pollution at the worst-affected ... friendly fuels like liquefied petroleum gas. The burning of fossil fuels emits poisonous pollutants and produces greenhouse gases. Secondly, the government should have a higher registration tax ...

  6. Clock ticking on pollution bomb

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by May George

    ... instead it will be air pollution. Richard Welford, deputy director of the corporate environmental governance programme at University of Hong Kong and a founder and chairman of non-profit organisation CSR Asia, said air pollution was very much linked to climate change, which was an immediate problem. Many companies in Hong Kong and the mainland are not only looking for ways to reduce ...

  7. Sino's pollution solution powers residential and commercial buildings

    Posted Apr 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sino Property Services has introduced solar and wind energy systems to three of its managed properties- Pacific Palisades, Skyline Tower and Futura Plaza. The electricity powers the lighting system, street lamps, garden lights and electronic light-emittin ...

  8. Seeking a solution for coal pollution

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... the most radical but effective way to cut a heavily polluting energy source. However, an alternative path- developing low-emissions coal use- is a huge opportunity for international co-operation. ...

  9. Biodiesel safe as fuel additive in the fight against air pollution

    Posted Apr 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... W.C. Mok's letter for the director of Environmental Protection, 'Many fronts in pollution battle' (April 16), continues to paint biodiesel as a questionable additive to diesel oil to combat air pollution. A costly research project carried out by the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Hong Kong, commissioned by the EPD in 2000, confirmed ...

  10. Wen seeks to focus on pollution, green issues

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang, Shi Jiangtao

    ... and cut pollution this year amid government attempts to maintain sustainable growth after the sizzling double-digit economic expansion of the past four years. In a speech at the opening ... conceding that his government had failed to meet its energy and pollution goals. The 11th five-year plan (2006-2010) calls for a 20 per cent reduction in energy consumption per unit of gross ...




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