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  1. Why rush-hour fees will work

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter 'Why tolls won't work' (January 15). J. W. K. Wong will be delighted to know that a pilot programme to test the feasibility of congestion-charging during rush hour was done in 1998 in Hong Kong and shown to be very easy to implement. And the effectiveness of the car toll system in our tunnels proves that enforcement is easy and well ...

  2. Shanghai firms to stop work in peak hours to save power

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the working day in order to guarantee households enough electricity. The order followed breakdowns at two city power plants. Workers had already repaired a generating unit at the Wujing plant, which ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... in 2009. Organised by the conservation body WWF, Earth Hour debuted in Sydney in 2007 and has since spread to 152 countries. Ng says he never turns on his office light at night because he works ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com WWF welcomes 'commitment to change' but professor criticises event as 'harmful gimmick' Hong Kong dims as it embraces Earth Hour ...

  4. Incinerator will meet the world's most stringent green operating standards

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the most stringent international standards. Additional measures will also be incorporated to further reduce the impacts. The estimated capital cost of building the facilities at Tsang Tsui is about ... works, berths and breakwaters and submarine cables. With a capital cost of about HK$9 billion, the cost of building integrated waste management facilities near Shek Kwu Chau is comparable ...

  5. Traffic bans remain key Games legacy, but do they work and are they fair?

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... review, which compared traffic and pollution data during the ban and the months of October and November 2007, said the total time of congestion during weekdays had been reduced from 7.75 hours to 2.5 hours a day. The number of roads affected by traffic jams was reduced from 422 to 249. It said the city's overall air quality had showed signs of improvement, with vehicle emissions ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Good start to tackling pollution

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by EDWIN LAU

    ... for the Environment Wong Kam-sing and undersecretary Christine Loh Kung-wai have both worked on green issues, in the private sector and in non-governmental organisations respectively, before joining ... primitive of European emissions standards; 11 per cent meet only the Euro I standards; and 20 per cent meet Euro II standards. That is almost half of the total diesel fleet in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Tough new standards for polysilicon plants

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Beijing has set out tough standards on capacity expansion in the oversupplied, energy-intensive and pollution-prone polysilicon industry. Polysilicon is a key raw material ... force any incumbents who failed to meet the standards to upgrade facilities or face the prospect of being shut down or forced to sell out. Key prerequisites for greenfield projects and expansion ...

  8. Air-quality standards may be tightened

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Mainland authorities are considering tightening air-quality standards to include fine particulate matter in the pollution index for the first ... microns in standard reports on air quality, Xinhua reported yesterday. Fine particulate, known as PM2.5, is one of the principal factors in visible smog and is known to cause lung damage. It may ...

  9. How it works

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... unstable computer systems in car engines sometimes triggered a sudden rise in emissions. But placing two sensors 10 metres apart will confirm whether the emission is continuous. The system works ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Victoria Harbour water to improve after sewage works upgrade

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... of the current Ecoli eliminated from discharged sewage. During this stage of the project, the Drainage Services Department will upgrade the 10-hectare sewage treatment works on Stonecutters Island in West Kowloon by building the world's largest underground pumping station. There will be eight pumps and each pump can process sewage equal to one standard swimming pool in 10 minutes. ...




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