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Edward Yau Tang-Wah

Lai See

Green group complains about Yau's Europe trip

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012, 12:00am

Let's talk trash

What?

A public consultation on waste disposal in the city was launched on Tuesday. Two of the biggest questions up for debate are whether Hongkongers are willing to pay to have their rubbish dumped and what sort of charging system they will agree to.

Who?

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

CLP could ease rate rises more: minister

Despite this week's partial backdown on its proposed tariff increase, CLP Power could reduce it even further by using its multimillion-dollar tariff stabilisation fund, the environment minister said yesterday.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Environment minister to talk up HK's dearth of climate change initiatives

We are having difficulty in understanding why the government has sent the secretary for the environment, Edward Yau Tang-wah, to Sao Paulo to attend the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Drivers confine minister to hot taxi to drive home their point

Taxi drivers refused yesterday to let a sweltering environment minister leave a taxi whose cabin temperature was well into the 40s, although the driver stepped out to take a break.

27 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

We must build on this plastic bag success

It is amazing what 50 Hong Kong cents and some resolve can do. A year after the introduction of the plastic bag levy, most of us have been indoctrinated: we dutifully take our own bags with us when shopping. And so after all the debate and hand-wringing, we have a nicely successful environmental achievement.

7 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

HK's role limited, Yau says

Given its limited role in global climate talks, Hong Kong had to focus on what it could achieve on its own to reduce carbon emissions, the environment secretary said before he headed to Copenhagen.

Edward Yau Tang-wah reiterated that an absolute reduction target was impractical for the city.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Projects to generate 45.7m tonnes of waste

At least 45.7 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste will be generated by 10 major infrastructure projects in the next five years, Environment Secretary Edward Yau Tang-wah told lawmakers yesterday. He said 2.8 million tonnes might end up in landfills, and contractors were obliged to draw up waste management plans.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Environment chief denies pollution numbers game

29 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Minister floats law to regulate power firms

The government has threatened to regulate power firms by passing a law if negotiations on the terms of new agreements are not completed this year.

Environment minister Edward Yau Tang-wah told lawmakers yesterday a contingency plan was needed because time was running out.

23 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Good news on pollution not frequent enough

Air pollution is an abiding damage-control issue for the government. Rarely is there good news to report, or credit in it for the administration. Today's report of better news about air quality is an exception of sorts. The number of days from May 1 to July 10 with low roadside air-pollution readings was the highest in nine years.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am