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Carbon Footprint

Carmakers exaggerating fuel efficiency, study shows

The gap has widened between the fuel-efficiency that carmakers declare for their models and the reality for drivers, with luxury German vehicles showing the biggest divergence, a study has found.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 12:38am

Greener buildings benefit everyone

Hong Kong has a reputation for conspicuous consumption. This story is about inconspicuous un-consumption: the invisible work of a few, normally very visible companies to create value from energy conservation.

3 Nov 2012 - 2:45am

Clear shift in attitudes

A wedding theme sets the tone for the day and reflects the bride and groom's personalities. It can also be an opportunity for a couple to act on any particular principles they have.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Environmental engineers in demand

Any organisation looking to cut its contribution to global warming needs to know the scale - and the sources - of the greenhouse gas emissions it is responsible for.

Many companies can now measure their energy consumption by analysing factors such as the buildings they use, and the business travel they rack up. However, this does not tell the whole story.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pie in the sky

As we approach 2012, the attention of the aviation world is focused on Europe with its misguided plans to bring international aviation into its emissions trading scheme. The US$1.2 billion cost to airlines is a mistake neither the industry nor the environment can afford.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bloomberg's inconvenient truth at C40

It's an inconvenient truth for New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Companies clean up their act

It is one thing for Hong Kong companies to see the need to cut carbon emissions, but another to get them to act. To help bridge that divide, environmental non-profit group WWF introduced the low carbon office operation (LOOP) programme in 2009, giving businesses tools, activities and guidelines to manage their carbon performance more effectively.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

I want to host a travel programme

I have often wondered what would be the ideal career for me. I've decided I want to be the host of a travel show.

I have loved travelling since the age of 10. I've been to different counties, such as Japan, South Korea and the US. I love everything about travel.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

How Bad are Bananas?

How Bad are Bananas? by Mike Berners-Lee Profile Books HK$135

20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong needs to reduce emissions

As part of China, Hong Kong will come under Beijing's umbrella at the global climate summit in Copenhagen this month. But an inconvenient truth is the city has one of the world's largest carbon footprints per head of population - 10 times that of the mainland and higher even than the United States - if we include the emissions needed to make the goods and services we consume.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am