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  1. Population ageing faster, panel says

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Stuart Lau The problem of Hong Kong's ageing population has accelerated, with the proportion of people in the labour force expected to fall, according to the latest government population-policy report. The Steering Committee on Popul ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Dec 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... suggestion. Would it not be possible for the roof to be fitted with solar panels, which could produce sufficient energy to power the facilities beneath the roof, or at least provide a large contribution? Any calculations could be based on the clear solar panels currently in use on the facade of Immigration Tower. As the roof of the proposed cultural hub will be flat and unobstructed ...

  3. Japanese brand makes overseas call as home market dries up

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Janelle Carrigan lifestyle@scmp.com Volcanic water runs beneath rolling hills in Kumamoto prefecture on southern Japan's Kyushu Island. On one such rise, Hilltop, low-set buildings support more than 10,000 blue solar panels. In a refectory hundreds sit to eat an organic lunch hand-picked from the grounds. It sounds like a scene from a health spa, but the people aren't ...

  4. HK$1.4m expenses bill of PhD panel queried

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for PhD Fellowship students. Lawmaker Albert Ho Chun-yan questioned the expenses for the two meetings of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Selection Panel. In light of the comments, the UGC said ... for the meetings. Suen added that the overseas members needed to attend the meetings because the 15 local academics on the panel have possible conflicts of interest when deciding on fellowship candidates. ...

  5. Li Ka-shing is a patriot and a philanthropist

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... readily benefit by encouraging the use of solar power, both for electricity production and heating water. The roofs and sides of our buildings are perfect for heating panels and they should be thus used. In Israel, almost every home has a solar water-heating panel on the roof and this enables the country to save millions on imported fuel, as well as keeping the air free of emissions ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bay New buildings must have solar panels The Sunday Morning Post articles on wind and solar energy [the second by Al Gore] are certainly a giant leap forward ('Gore's is a cry ... at the Zhuhai Sun Yat-Sen hospital when I noticed electricity producing solar panels on the roof. Are there any such solar panels being used in Hong Kong. I suggest that all new buildings should ...

  7. City could become certification centre, says panel

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

    ... Joshua But Hong Kong could develop into a regional hub for testing and certification, according to a government-appointed panel that outlined a three-year blueprint for the industry yesterday. A report by the Council for Testing and Certification has highlighted four potential areas- Chinese medicine, construction materials, food and jewellery- to bolster industry growth, while ...

  8. Air quality panel split on WHO standards

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... group Friends of the Earth polled 15 members of the panel of advisers ahead of a meeting today, at which consultants will present the review's initial findings. Hong Kong's air quality ... if they agreed the minimum WHO standards were insufficient to fully protect public health, five of the advisers said that was so. Three are professors of medicine. The rest of the panel members would ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this solar project. There are other unintended consequences of solar panels: one is that their production incurs a significant 'carbon penalty', in the mining of silicone ... jumped out at me in the report ('Solar power trial reduces carbon footprint', August 8). According to the Housing Department, a single housing block can save up to 8,400kg of carbon ...

  10. Panel of judges

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year is the 22nd anniversary of the Service & Courtesy Award organised by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA). The main objective of the programme is to upgrade the standard of customer service by frontline retail staff and to inc ...




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