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  • Dec 28, 2014
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Yau Tang-Wah

Minister throws down incineration challenge

Lawmakers opposing the government's waste incineration plans owed the public an explanation on why a city facing a mounting waste crisis must wait longer for a solution - and should offer their practical alternatives - the environment minister says.

Friday, 20 April, 2012, 12:00am

CLP tariff rise gets a close look

The environment chief pledged to carefully scrutinise CLP Power's need for capital spending, after the utility said it was facing 'unprecedented pressure' to raise its tariffs.

Edward Yau Tang-wah, secretary for the environment, said tariff talks with CLP and Hongkong Electric were continuing, and he was scheduled to report to the legislature next Tuesday on the fee increase.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Levy on home waste disposal ruled out

The government has no plan to impose a levy on domestic waste disposal in the near future, the environment chief said yesterday.

Speaking during a radio programme, Secretary for Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah noted that about 45 per cent of solid waste was recycled last year.

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Public to get a say on idling-engines ban

A long-awaited consultation on banning idling engines will be launched next week, the environment minister announced yesterday.

Secretary for Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah told legislators that though it was a controversial issue, the public appeared to be moving towards a consensus.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Environment pick raises doubts

Environmentalists yesterday expressed concerns over Edward Yau Tang-wah's lack of experience in the field.

Most said they were unfamiliar with Mr Yau, who will head a new environment bureau, and suggested he brush up on the subject to prepare to tackle the burning issues of air quality and energy conservation.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Publicity role allowed junior director the chance to shine

Edward Yau Tang-wah, the most junior of the civil servants set to quit their jobs and become ministers, was only picked out as a rising star after he took over the job of director of information services 14 months ago.

Until then he had been deputy secretary for education and manpower and prior to that, director of Hong Kong's economic and trade office in Washington.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am