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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. ?Clean up your act,? chief secretary urges

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 5.28pm: Everyone in Hong Kong should do something to help reduce air pollutants and solid waste, Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan urged on Friday. Mr Hui ... air pollution is at very high levels on some days. Our landfills are filling up. A large volume of effluent, having received only preliminary treatment, is still discharged daily into Victoria ...

  7. We cannot ignore the need for clean energy options in HK

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that this is causing to our planet through global warming and air pollution so often felt in Hong Kong. Renewable energy offers the only solution. Unfortunately, critics do not propose any solutions. However ... will result in more pollution. The so-called ugly wind turbines will simply disappear in a blanket of smog. An argument only based on aesthetic values does not take into account the need to reform our ...

  8. Health comes before view marred by wind farm

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in maintaining the competitiveness of the city as an international tourism and financial centre. No foreign companies will be willing to set up branches here or make investments in a heavily polluted ... be able to see it from High Junk Peak through the pollution, anyway. If Hong Kong can lead the way as an urban community using wind power as a renewable resource, should we not be responsible ...

  9. Welcome step towards renewable energy

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... development- especially considering the pressing need to combat air pollution. It remains to be seen whether the project is feasible and how effective it would be. The government's green energy ... of pollution makes harnessing power from the sun an unreliable endeavour, while, as smog levels of late show, the wind does not always blow either. As yet, neither of these can be relied on and until ...

  10. Levy would reduce stockpiles of hazardous electronic waste

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Over the past few years there has been a trend towards being environmentally friendly. One of the most important ways of reducing waste is through having an effective recycling strategy. And when it comes to the disposal of electronic waste in Hong Kong it is essential that we establish a polluter-pays scheme. Many people do not wait for an electrical or electronic appliance ...




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