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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732059/hks-greenhouse-gas-proposals-will-be-ineffective-and-expensive
  2. Asian Games 2023 will be an expensive folly HK can ill afford

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

    ... Legislator Tanya Chan of the Civic Party was absolutely right when she said she feared hosting the Asian Games in 2023 would be 'like burning money on fireworks' ('Games bid estimates loss of HK$13.8b', September 22). Hong Kong is too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/726263/asian-games-2023-will-be-expensive-folly-hk-can-ill-afford
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709217/expensive-unsightly-wind-farms-will-have-tiny-impact-carbon-footprint
  4. Small crumb of comfort in falling food prices

    Posted Sep 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to be half-hearted at best, however. That's because the inflation rate did not fall in August because things got cheaper, nor even because things got more expensive less quickly. Instead, the decline ... the year to August, up from 8.8 per cent in July. Even worse, the private rental component of the inflation rate may not subside any time soon. Because tenancies are renewed only every other year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653611/small-crumb-comfort-falling-food-prices
  5. Procurement policies bring benefits to local community

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

    ... with significant allocation of resources. The authority also requires contractors, suppliers, service providers and the entire supply chain to purchase materials and develop public rental housing based ... the authority's public rental housing there are initiatives to promote waste separation and waste recovery. It partners green groups to provide long-term educational programmes for tenants on green living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732919/procurement-policies-bring-benefits-local-community
  6. Only renewable energy can meet our future needs

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alternatives are initially highly expensive, and impoverished countries will not be able to invest in environmentally-friendly options or have enough capital to develop them. Therefore, the developed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742553/only-renewable-energy-can-meet-our-future-needs
  7. Repulse Bay residents oppose beach hotel plan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Repulse Bay residents oppose plans to build a hotel on the site of a government-owned beachfront building. The three-storey Seaview Building, a fixture at the popular seaside community on the south shore of Hong Kong Island for 60 years, has been a restaurant for beach-goers but is now largely empy. Part of its ground floor is occupied by rental lockers. The Planning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/651271/repulse-bay-residents-oppose-beach-hotel-plan
  8. We must save water to save the planet

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Alex Yeung

    ... developing countries less expensive ways to overcome a water shortage. The need for such management measures may become more urgent in light of more chronic droughts in areas already lacking water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739668/we-must-save-water-save-planet
  9. New-car tax fails to solve old car problem

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to between 40 and 115 per cent. It is hefty, but will have limited impact on people wanting to buy the least expensive vehicles and certainly will not deter those who can afford luxury models. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739054/new-car-tax-fails-solve-old-car-problem
  10. Electric cars will not be popular

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The electric car made by Mitsubishi costs HK$395,000. This is quite expensive for a car. I don't think it will attract a lot of buyers in Hong Kong. After all, who would want ... of expensive mode of transport, perhaps governments around the world- and especially in Hong Kong, which is small and has such excellent public transport- should focus on making buses and trains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/717739/electric-cars-will-not-be-popular

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