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  1. Big polluters can lead in forging common purpose

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of resources and in so doing have unleashed tonnes of pollution into the air, rivers and seas- spending little on clean-up measures, while failing to follow the Rio agreements. The original accord was broken by George W.Bush who refused to ratify the 2005 UN Kyoto Protocol as he believed pollution controls would cost the US jobs. At the 2011 climate change meeting in Durban, many statesmen ...

  2. Power plants fined for fake pollution data

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Eight big power plants have been penalised for violating pollution standards, and six of them have also been fined for fudging emissions data, amid warnings that China's annual targets on cutting pollution and energy waste are slipping out of reach. The latest setback in meeting the country's mandatory targets on reducing ...

  3. Pollution can be a risky business

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... that help polluters reduce their emissions. However, such investments are inherently risky, warn investment advisers, as indicated by the volatile price of carbon credits traded under the European ... as a market on which to trade carbon credits in a bid to put a price on pollution and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the ETS exploded into activity, providing trading opportunities for credits owned ...

  4. Air pollution bill passes, but lawmakers are still unhappy

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... emissions of pollutants. They demanded unanimously that officials set out a framework for handling the city's 'carbon footprint', which was excluded from the measure passed yesterday because officials say they need more time. The measure also spells out the way caps on emissions of three major air pollutants will be determined beyond 2010. Cross-border emissions trading ...

  5. Pollution solution

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Amanda Lee

    ... The global market may be worth HK$6.15trillion by 2020, and Asia could benefit from having its own trading platform, writes Amanda Lee Carbon trading As the global war on pollution ... with big polluters. These schemes place a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases companies can produce, forcing heavy polluters to buy credits from firms that pollute less- thereby creating ...

  6. Change in pollution law relaxes controls over power plants

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators are asking why the bill to amend the Air Pollution Control Ordinance does not cap emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants ('Carbon caps for power plants mean high ... the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to set emissions caps for power plants in Hong Kong having regard to: The best practical means for preventing the emission of air pollutants; The attainment ...

  7. Mainland exchange to trade pollution credits

    Posted Nov 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Emissions quota sale plan would cover at least 12 chemicals Plans are well advanced for the mainland's first national exchange for trading pollution quotas, which would cover an unprecedented dozen-plus chemicals. The plans were a key plank of efforts to use market-oriented means to combat the mainland's worsening pollution, said Peng Zhiyuan, general ...

  8. Individuals have important role to play in helping curb pollution

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today is World Environment Day and New Zealand is this year's host. In New Zealand we are fortunate to have a relatively pristine environment- 100 per cent pure New Zealand. We want to keep it that way. However, we also want to play our part in globa ...

  9. Mainland to face pressure at meeting of big polluters

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Leading greenhouse gas emitters will meet in Paris tomorrow to work out ways to tackle global warming, with the mainland expected to face unprecedented pressure to take the initiative. The two-day meeting will be chaired by the US and precede ...

  10. Trading pollution

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A pilot cross-border trading scheme to be launched this year will allow producers to buy or sell their rights to pollute- depending on whether their emissions exceed or fall short of set quotas. What do you think of this plan? Write to us ...




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