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  1. Pollution in the boardroom

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

    ... The mainland's pollution problems are sapping profits and raising financial risks. At the same time, they are giving companies a new way to set themselves apart from the competition. No longer is pollution a concern only to those living in the hinterlands, fishing filthy rivers or trying to grow clean food in dirty soil. Waste- industrial, domestic and agricultural- is now on the agenda ...

  2. When fuzzy pollution control framework fails, blame politics, etc

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... River Delta Region THE LENGTHY ATTRIBUTION in boldface should tell you that this is a formal document. The long-awaited scheme for cross-border trading in pollution credits has finally been ... we have here, in other words, is a political document. People are complaining about air pollution. They want something done. The election to Chief Executive is coming up soon. The incumbent ...

  3. Ebbs and flows of wave-power generation for polluted HK

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to satisfy the needs of the people of this city. Our sea is also more polluted than the waters around Australia, and no resident of Hong Kong would dare drink desalinated sea water. Though ...

  4. Can Leung get the job done and lead us to greener ways?

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... tried to push through the proposal to build a mega incinerator and expand the three strategic landfills. Another problem is serious air pollution. Tsang launched the Action Blue Sky Campaign ... and getting rid of polluting trucks and buses. The public can probably hardly recall the campaign, but they probably remember the serious delay in his promise to upgrade the objectives. As a result, ...

  5. Polluters may be taxed, says minister

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Firms should also be held responsible for environmental degradation by paying for the pollutants they discharged in public areas, he said. 'The environmental problem has limited our ... on an environmental protection tax was being discussed but there had been some technical difficulties. Mr Zhu said a more feasible option was a compensation fee that charged companies for pollutants ...

  6. Bad news outweighs the good as 'environmental deficit' grows

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Electricity consumption, pollution and waste-generation have surged since the handover, contributing to Hong Kong's growing 'environmental deficit', Friends ... not adopt more sustainable lifestyles, pollution would worsen and more land in country parks would be sacrificed to waste dumps, Friends of the Earth said. The group found the amount of solid waste ...

  7. Greens urge tougher caps on emissions

    Posted Aug 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... soon, thereby minimising reliance on coal, which is more polluting. The company said that last year it emitted 31,000 tonnes of sulfur dioxide (SO2). A 54,000-tonne annual cap regulating each of three types of pollutants, including SO2, over a two-year period was imposed on CLP Power's Castle Peak coal-fired generators in July last year. But environmentalists pointed out ...

  8. Waste exports benefit both sides

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government's consistent aim is to apply the 'polluter pays' principle comprehensively to encourage all means of reducing waste. The cross-boundary plan is complementary to our efforts to encourage reuse and is only commercially viable if the 'polluter pays' principle is in place. Other efforts include incentives for the separation of inert recyclable C&D materials from ...

  9. Industrial parks ignore rules

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Industrial parks are defying central government orders to rein in pollution with nearly 90 per cent of the zones found flouting environmental regulations, yet another sign ... development, and the focus on their environmental failures comes after a spate of pollution disasters in the country's major rivers and lakes. Wang Canfa, an environmental expert at the China ...

  10. Lack of support puts green GDP audit at risk

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... 2006' awards for finding that pollution had cost the mainland 3.05 per cent of its gross domestic product, or 511.8 billion yuan. This finding was announced in September at the end of a study by the State Environmental Pollution Administration (Sepa) and the National Bureau of Statistics. Hosted by the National People's Congress, the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party's ...




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