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'Green credit' policy failing to cut pollution

Local resistance hindering cleanup initiative

Thursday, 14 February, 2008, 12:00am

RTHK DJ's friend 'may not have passed on cash'

Uncertainty over payments, court told

A friend of Radio Television Hong Kong disc jockey Vera Lee said yesterday it was possible she had forgotten to pass on to the disc jockey three payments Lee is accused of pocketing dishonestly.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

New plan for Bohai Sea unlikely to end crisis

A national plan will soon be unveiled to tackle the appalling pollution in the Bohai Sea, which seriously threatens the Bohai region's economic rise.

The plan, to be released by year's end, involves the most comprehensive anti-pollution campaign yet for the sea, involving 10 central government departments, according to maritime sources.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Green GDP plan stays on back-burner

Beijing has no plans to resume a stalled attempt to calculate the devastating ecological cost of the country's sizzling economic growth, despite President Hu Jintao lavishing attention yesterday on the need for more balanced and environmentally friendly development.

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Jinsha diversion plan unfinished

A controversial plan to divert water from the Jinsha River to the arid centre of Yunnan has yet to be finalised and submitted to Beijing for approval, an official at the State Environmental Protection Administration says.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing demands lenders share pollution blame

The central bank yesterday detailed instructions for mainland lenders to cut loans to energy inefficient and polluting enterprises in a sign that the government will target the financial sector in its campaign to clear up environmental abuses.

7 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Quality concerns on desulfurisation projects: Sepa

Rather than easing environmental concerns, the installation of desulfurisation equipment in coal-fired power stations across the country has led to widespread worries, a State Environment Protection Administration (Sepa) report says.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Restoration of palace lake hangs in balance

The fate of a controversial 150 million yuan lake restoration project at Beijing's Old Summer Palace on which work has been halted remains uncertain.

The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) last week ordered a halt to the project.

5 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Shantou may lose 'green' distinction

Fast-growing Shantou has been warned it risks losing its status as one of Guangdong's six 'environmental model cities' after failing to meet green benchmarks.

15 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

6,800 polluting companies told to clean up or close

A total of 6,849 highly polluting companies across the country have been ordered to stop operations and clean up or be permanently closed in a massive crackdown.

The State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) yesterday announced the closures were led by the joint efforts of six central government ministries.

25 Sep 2003 - 12:00am