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Wong Kam-sing

Developers, lighting giant shun energy-efficiency schemes

Some of the city's biggest property developers and the world's largest lighting manufacturer have poured cold water on energy-saving initiatives by the environment minister that aim to control indoor temperatures and stop sales of non-energy-efficient light bulbs.

Thursday, 6 June, 2013, 3:47am

Something is rotten in the city of Hong Kong

What's happening to everyone? How did Hongkongers get to be so damned unreasonable? They demand everything but will give nothing in return. Is there no limit to their selfishness? Hongkongers are among the world's biggest producers of waste. We generate twice as much waste per person as people in Tokyo. Yet we're not the slightest bit shamed by this.

29 May 2013 - 5:49am 11 comments

Legislators, residents protest against landfill expansion plan

Legislators and residents on Monday raised objections to a landfill expansion plan in Tseung Kwan O and some urged the government to withdraw the proposal.

10 Jul 2013 - 8:45am

Hong Kong issues dire warning on landfills amid protests by residents

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing said Hong Kong would be "surrounded by rubbish" if a HK$8.9 billion landfill expansion, planned since 2003, did not go ahead.

26 May 2013 - 3:55pm 2 comments

Plan aims to address Hong Kong's 'grave problem' with waste

Plans to cut by 40 per cent the amount of rubbish each person in Hong Kong dumps in landfills by 2022 were unveiled yesterday as part of a blueprint for tackling the city's "grave problem" with waste.

21 May 2013 - 7:58am 2 comments

No extension on 'cash for clunkers' scheme: environment chief

An incentive scheme for owners of old, polluting diesel vehicles to replace them will not be extended - even though a new, compulsory scheme is not expected to kick in until next year, lawmakers heard yesterday.

16 May 2013 - 3:40am

Petition aims to end Hong Kong's shark fin trade

The call for a total ban on selling shark fins in the city is mounting following the setting up of a petition by a global civic organisation directed at Environment Secretary Wong Kam-sing.

11 May 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

Merry-go-round consultations only add to Hong Kong's waste problem

In the past eight months or so, I have participated in more consultation meetings and forums on waste issues hosted by the Environment Bureau than throughout the entire tenure of the previous administration.

13 Apr 2013 - 3:21am

Plan to give Hong Kong world-class air quality in 7 years

Top officials yesterday unveiled a seven-year plan to cut Hong Kong's notorious roadside air pollution, while admitting some of the targets might be hard to meet. Billed as an air-quality roadmap to 2020, the plan says that if all measures are fully introduced, roadside pollution will begin to drop in the next two to three years, and see significant improvement in four to five.

29 Mar 2013 - 10:46am 21 comments

Environment minister defends Towngas' 4.6pc rise in gas fees

Environment minister Wong Kam-sing has defended as "reasonable" a planned increase in gas charges by the city's sole piped-gas distributor. Hong Kong and China Gas Co, or Towngas, a listed firm controlled by property giant Henderson, said it would raise its standard gas charge by 4.6 per cent, or 1 HK cent, from April. The per unit gas charge, excluding fuel costs, will be 22.85 cents.

26 Feb 2013 - 7:22am