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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paying for clean air can never be too expensive

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Cleaner air is never too dear A government study has shown that the city achieved its overall clean-air targets in 2010, cutting emission levels of four pollutants by up to 60 per cent compared with 1997. But this ignores the real problem- ...

  2. Strategies need not be expensive

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The number of companies that participated in the inaugural Hong Kong Green Awards indicates that more large and small enterprises are adopting green strategies. The scheme recognises companies that have reduced their environmental impact by making practic ...

  3. HK's greenhouse gas proposals will be ineffective and expensive

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... this would neither be especially difficult nor expensive. According to the Environmental Protection Department, 67 per cent of Hong Kong's greenhouse gas emissions are produced by generating ... buildings, which means their effect on our greenhouse gas emissions will be minimal. In short, the government's proposals for cutting emissions will be ineffective and expensive. Our officials ...

  4. Expensive, unsightly wind farms will have tiny impact on carbon footprint

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the article concerning the plans by power firms' CL Power and Hongkong Electric to pump HK$10 billion into offshore wind farms ('Clearly inadequate', March 14). I have to question the wisdom of these proposals. Not content with d ...

  5. A sensible government would say no to expensive wind farm

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been a mixed reaction to CLP Power's proposed erection of 67 wind turbines 135 metres high off Sai Kung. Greenpeace said it regarded the project as a milestone for Hong Kong, though added it was a bit late compared to what has been achieved ...

  6. Expensive crop

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The benchmark price of Thai rice hit a record US$1,000 a tonne. Do you agree with some analysts who argue that the surge in food prices is due to panic buying, rather than any shortages? Write to us. ...

  7. Environmental expenses erode heated economy

    Posted Aug 04th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Pollution could crush GDP growth Pollution and environmental damage was costing up to 10 per cent of gross domestic product and resulted in zero or even negative growth in some regions, a member of the government's taskforce on ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 3,000 public housing households 'overcrowded' Some 3,000 'overcrowded' households live in public rental housing where they have living space of less than 5.5 square metres per person, Secretary for Housing Eva Cheng said in reply to a question in the Legislative Council. ...

  9. Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the Housing Department has found. The project at Lam Tin Estate, the first to be carried out in public rental housing, achieved a total reduction of 22,610kg last year. Photovoltaic panels were ... grid in government buildings, schools and the offices of non-governmental organisations. The price of photovoltaic panels has fallen in recent years, but they are still expensive. 'The ...

  10. Research debunks claims clean building methods will cut returns

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

    ... energy in Asia which indirectly promotes ineffective energy use makes the situation worse, as do misperceptions that high-performance buildings are expensive and offer a low return on investment. ... occupancy rates, rentals and capital values, with lower operating and refurbishment costs. A study analysing 33 green buildings across the United States concluded that a 2 per cent outlay would ...




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