Clean fuel rebate can only be a start

With Hong Kong's air quality so bad and the ships using our port significant emitter of a key pollutant, sulphur dioxide, our government should be leading the push for clean fuel.

Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am


Cathay faces logistical problem

The article by Reinhard Renneberg ('Biofuels an idea that can really fly for airlines', January 22) makes interesting reading.

He makes the proposal that algae should be used to produce biofuel oils.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Getting clever with trash

Recently a mainland landfill reportedly began leaking sewage into the Mai Po wetland, which is a timely reminder that rubbish doesn't simply disappear after it leaves our homes.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Beijing slaps ban on new gas-fed methanol plants to cut pollution

The central government has banned new methanol chemical projects using natural gas as feedstock, as part of measures to cut air pollution by diverting more gas supply into city consumption.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland entrepreneurs gear up for the green revolution as profits beckon

If the speed at which mainland entrepreneurs jumped on to the internet bandwagon in the late 1990s is any benchmark, the biofuel investment craze sweeping through Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region will create a green revolution.

3 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Guangzhou brings in new-car emission rules

Guangzhou will implement the Euro 3 emission standard for all new cars today, becoming the second mainland city after Beijing to enforce the standard before the national deadline next year.

1 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

How you can reduce CO2 levels

Daily human activities increase atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and are feared to speed up the rate of global warming. The average family produces 3 tonnes of CO2 a year, but there are several measures (in addition to reducing individual energy consumption) that environmentalists say offset this so-called 'carbon footprint'.

22 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Diesel can be efficient

LEGISLATORS were almost unanimous in rejecting the Government's proposal to compel diesel vehicles under four tonnes to change to petrol within five years.

7 May 2015 - 3:07pm

Illegal duty-free fuel seized

ARMED customs investigators have made a huge seizure of illegal duty-free diesel, and broken up a plant removing the dye that distinguishes it.

In a raid on the site near Yuen Long, they seized 17,600 litres of the outlawed fuel, nearly three times the total found in the first nine months of the year.

12 Nov 1993 - 12:00am