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Quinton Chan

Clean air drive could pull plug on old-style light bulbs

Traditional incandescent light bulbs could be outlawed under proposals in the city's first consultation paper on clean air.

The document, drafted by the Council for Sustainable Development, said the use of energy efficient bulbs should be made mandatory.

Sunday, 29 April, 2007, 12:00am

Clean air drive could pull plug on old-style light bulbs

Traditional incandescent light bulbs could be outlawed under proposals in the city's first consultation paper on clean air.

The document, drafted by the Council for Sustainable Development, said the use of energy efficient bulbs should be made mandatory.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rent rises may lift rates 4pc

Private home owners are expected to pay 4 per cent more in rates in the next financial year because of rising rents.

Those who own large flats can expect to pay even more because the rental value of such properties has risen sharply over the past year.

25 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Estate agents' watchdog aims for mandatory training

The Estate Agents Authority is to review its rules on professional training with the aim of making it mandatory for people joining the profession, says its chief executive, Sandy Chan Pui-shan.

Ms Chan said that voluntary participation had been encouraging, saying that there were 27,327 enrolments for the 486 training sessions held last year.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Poor elderly not on welfare may get rent and medical help

Rent subsidies and medical discounts for poor elderly people outside the welfare net are being considered by a high-level commission.

Sources from the Commission on Poverty said measures were needed to help underprivileged elderly people too proud to apply for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) or not quite poor enough to qualify for help.

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

On the conservation roller coaster

The past six weeks have been an exciting time for me, a man of more than 70 years. This crusade to save my father's private garden has been a memorable part of my life, and it has involved some big swings of emotion.

28 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

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