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Automobile Emissions Control

Few takers for clean bus and truck subsidies

A HK$3.2 billion incentive scheme to encourage owners of old, smoke-belching trucks, buses and minibuses to replace them with clean-burning models has attracted applications from owners of just 2.4 per cent of the eligible vehicles.

Sunday, 4 November, 2007, 12:00am


Environmental Technology Consultants invite motorists to volunteer their vehicles for an emission system repair benefit study for the Hong Kong government.

Commissioned by the Environmental Protection Department, the project aims to measure improvements in vehicle emissions after repairs to emission control systems, says the company's Philip Poon.

17 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing will pull out stops for clean Games

Beijing environmental authorities have warned of temporary drastic measures to ensure clean air during the 2008 Olympics, amid an uphill battle against dirty air.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Ban on polluting vehicles a tiny step in race for survival

Further to your reports 'Executives worry about city's bad air' and 'Crackdown urged on polluting vehicles' (August 28), I would like to draw readers' attention to the announcement made by leading British scientist Sir Martin Rees that our race may not survive this century due to carbon dioxide emissions.

4 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Exhaust test process fixed after criticism

The Transport Department has tightened procedures for testing diesel exhaust emissions after intervention by the director of audit.

In a report last month, the director, Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun, criticised the department for allowing motorists to perform parts of the test themselves.

18 May 2005 - 12:00am

Worth losing tax dollars for cleaner HK

I REFER to the report headlined, 'Switch from diesel engines 'illogical' ', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on September 21.

29 Sep 1995 - 12:00am