Curious contradiction between the model and the realityWednesday, 3 August, 2011, 12:00am
Roadside air quality has worsened in the first quarter of this year. Data from the Environmental Protection Department showed that the air pollution index reached very high levels 34 per cent of the time, compared with 11.9 per cent of the time during the first quarter of 2010 - a threefold increase.13 May 2011 - 12:00am
Up to 90 per cent of all nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter emissions at the roadside come from commercial diesel vehicles, including buses and trucks. Most of the emissions come from engines that do not meet European emission standards or those that meet only the lowest standard.
Two measures could substantially clean up these polluting vehicles.27 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
I refer to your editorial ('Government has duty to act on air quality', June 30).
I find the government's latest procrastination about the basket of 19 measures to improve the quality of our air in Hong Kong completely unacceptable and even hypocritical.6 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
Open abuse of small-house policy is tragic
I write regarding the saga in Shan Liu village in Tai Po ('Developer reveals why illegal bridge was built', May 19).
That a developer is eyeing the land with the intention to build houses on it - undoubtedly houses under the small-house policy - should warrant more than a passing remark.21 May 2010 - 12:00am
Diayou protest boat skipper fails to win review of sailing ban8 May 2010 - 12:00am
If Hong Kong doesn't get the 'carrots and sticks' formula right, it will continue to be hard to replace the old and highly polluting commercial diesel bus and truck fleet. There is no doubt about the harm these vehicles cause.12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Perhaps allegations of conflict of interest are still fresh in the mind of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who yesterday deftly avoided any repeat of the media outcry last year. This time, polluting buses were the issue, not light bulbs.15 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Bus companies should be subsidised to buy vehicles that are better for the environment, according to a research paper released yesterday by private think tank Civic Exchange.28 Nov 2009 - 12:00am
The government has proposed making vehicles more environmentally friendly by requiring fuel supplied in the city to meet greener standards.18 Nov 2009 - 12:00am