Soko Islands

Incinerator project gets green light a second time

A controversial plan to build a rubbish incinerator off Lantau Island was approved for a second time when government advisers cleared its environmental impact report.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2011, 12:00am

Thicker than water

Scientists like to harp on about how intelligent dolphins are but, surely, the behaviour exhibited by our famous Chinese white dolphins proves they're not the brainboxes they're made out to be.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Politicians and tycoons show little concern for environment

It was pleasing to read that Hongkongers' concern for heritage and the environment could soon become a 'core value' ('Heritage and ecology values may become part of HK branding', September 29).

Yet, there is surely some irony here, as leading politicians and various tycoons seem little concerned with such matters.

6 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Sokos gas plant decision hailed

Hong Kong's environment chief has welcomed CLP Power's decision to abandon its HK$10 billion plan to build a liquefied natural gas plant on South Soko Island, and says he would be ready to help it plan for a joint venture to build one on the mainland.

13 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Public Eye

Time for answers over gas deal

3 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Energy plant

The government has submitted a draft zoning plan for a Soko Islands liquefied petroleum gas terminal. Do you back this proposal and do you agree with town planners that it faces a rocky ride? Write to us.

25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Zoning plan for Soko Islands gas terminal submitted

The government yesterday submitted a draft zoning plan for construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal on South Soko Island, but town planners warned it would not get an easy ride.

24 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Drilling noise at Sokos has hit catches, say fishermen

Islanders see tests for LNG plant as harbinger of doom

Underwater investigation is destroying fish stocks around the Soko Islands before work on a controversial natural gas terminal has even begun, fishermen claim.

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

CLP must start thinking outside the box on gas terminal site

CLP Power's Rhonda Lam states that Black Point has an 'apparent operational advantage' over the pristine Soko Islands and its adjoining marine park ('Sokos the best place for new LNG Plant', June 13).

22 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Green plea

WWF has repeated its opposition to the building of a natural gas terminal in the Soko Islands. Do you think CLP Power should be allowed to construct the plant in what is a proposed marine park site? Write to us

10 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

HK should follow California and ban gas terminal, says WWF

WWF Hong Kong has renewed its call for CLP Power not to build a natural gas terminal in a proposed marine park site, citing California's ban on construction of a similar facility near a marine sanctuary.

8 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


LNG terminal is still the best way forward

An argument heard in the debate over the Soko Islands as a site for CLP Power's liquefied natural gas plant is that the gas could instead come from Zhuhai.

Aside from the issue of the timing for a future LNG terminal in Zhuhai, there is a far more basic problem with this option.

6 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Oil giant unlikely to supply LNG terminal

ExxonMobil is unlikely to be the supplier for the proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on South Soko Island, CLP Power said yesterday.

Managing director Betty Yuen So Siu-mai said this was because the US energy giant might not be able to have the new terminal in operation by 2011, in line with CLP Power's schedule.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gone fishing

The natural gas terminal that CLP Power proposes to build on the Soko Islands could cause local fisheries to lose more than HK$1 million a year, it has been claimed. Is this acceptable? Write to us

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Gas terminal will cost fisheries HK$1m a year, says green group

The natural gas terminal that CLP Power proposes to build on the Soko Islands may cause local fisheries to lose more than HK$1 million a year, a conservation group estimates.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am