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Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

Fresh thinking needed to win air pollution battle

When Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing unveiled the government's plan to improve Hong Kong's air recently, he was joined by representatives from three other bureaus - transport and housing; development; and food and health. The attendance of these other officials was unprecedented and signalled the government's intention to respond to calls for the departments to work together to tackle air pollution.

Thursday, 7 May, 2015, 3:07pm 4 comments

Cruise ships must use cleaner fuel at Kai Tak

Celebrity Millennium cruise ship docks at Kai Tak cruise terminal. Photo: David Wong

Because of the filthy, high-sulphur bunker fuel cruise ships are known to be burning, at locations virtually at the heart of the city and close to Hong Kong's population centres and commercial districts, environmental groups have been vocal in recent months about cruise ship emissions and the adverse impact on public health.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:00am 1 comment

Switch to cleaner fuel to much cleaner air: think tank

Noxious exhaust emissions from cruise ships calling at the city will be cut significantly if the vessels switch to using low-sulphur fuel or shore power, local think tank Civic Exchange says.

6 Mar 2013 - 3:46am