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Hong Kong should avoid more electricity imports from mainland China: British expert

Importing more electricity from the mainland should be the 'last option' Hong Kong considers as it might close the door on alternative options, a British expert says.

22 Dec 2014 - 9:09AM

Importing more electricity from the mainland should be the 'last option' Hong Kong considers as it might close the door on alternative options, a British expert says.

Hong Kong should avoid more electricity imports from mainland China: British expert
Hong Kong lawmakers approve HK$7.5b Ta Kwu Ling landfill expansion, Tuen Mun study

Environment officials had another victory, securing funding for an extension to the Ta Kwu Ling landfill and a study into expanding the Tuen Mun tip.

13 Dec 2014 - 2:41AM

Environment officials had another victory, securing funding for an extension to the Ta Kwu Ling landfill and a study into expanding the Tuen Mun tip.

Hong Kong lawmakers approve HK$7.5b Ta Kwu Ling landfill expansion, Tuen Mun study
'Small fixes' not enough to solve Hong Kong's big problems, says Beijing adviser

A top adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong affairs said the city's problems needed "a comprehensive treatment" rather than "small fixes and patches" after the main Occupy Central camp in Admiralty was cleared.

13 Dec 2014 - 7:03AM

A top adviser to Beijing on Hong Kong affairs said the city's problems needed "a comprehensive treatment" rather than "small fixes and patches" after the main Occupy Central camp in Admiralty was cleared.

'Small fixes' not enough to solve Hong Kong's big problems, says Beijing adviser
Expected power price increase may be cut in half, says group

The city's largest power supplier might be able to reduce its price increase for next year to as low as 4.3 per cent - far lower than the projected 11.8 per cent it predicted in its development plan.

10 Dec 2014 - 2:20AM

The city's largest power supplier might be able to reduce its price increase for next year to as low as 4.3 per cent - far lower than the projected 11.8 per cent it predicted in its development plan.

Expected power price increase may be cut in half, says group
Extensive damage has been caused to Hong Kong's coral: green groups

Conservation officials are proposing to expand a scheme in which areas of coral off Sai Kung have been demarcated to avoid damage, after two green groups found extensive degradation.

8 Dec 2014 - 9:04AM

Conservation officials are proposing to expand a scheme in which areas of coral off Sai Kung have been demarcated to avoid damage, after two green groups found extensive degradation.

Extensive damage has been caused to Hong Kong's coral: green groups
Landfill expansion approved after filibuster battle

Controversial plans to expand Tseung Kwan O landfill were finally approved yesterday after weeks of filibustering by pan-democrats ran out of steam.

6 Dec 2014 - 1:40AM

Controversial plans to expand Tseung Kwan O landfill were finally approved yesterday after weeks of filibustering by pan-democrats ran out of steam.

Landfill expansion approved after filibuster battle
Countries told to end climate blame game ahead of key Paris talks

Major countries have been told to stop finger-pointing over climate change and get down to real negotiations at global talks to be held in Paris next year.

28 Nov 2014 - 6:19PM

Major countries have been told to stop finger-pointing over climate change and get down to real negotiations at global talks to be held in Paris next year.

Countries told to end climate blame game ahead of key Paris talks
Hong Kong expecting a warmer, wetter winter with El Niño

This winter is expected to be warmer and wetter than usual as a result of El Niño, the climate phenomenon associated with warming in the central Pacific Ocean.

22 Nov 2014 - 4:36AM

This winter is expected to be warmer and wetter than usual as a result of El Niño, the climate phenomenon associated with warming in the central Pacific Ocean.

Hong Kong expecting a warmer, wetter winter with El Niño
Open spaces in private developments criticised for 'poor access and being badly maintained'

Some public open spaces in private developments are difficult to access, poorly maintained and have opening hours that are shorter than required, the Audit Commission found.

21 Nov 2014 - 8:37AM

Some public open spaces in private developments are difficult to access, poorly maintained and have opening hours that are shorter than required, the Audit Commission found.

Open spaces in private developments criticised for 'poor access and being badly maintained'
Government departments under fire for arguing over responsibility for upkeep of roadside trees

Government departments have been passing the buck and arguing whether it is their responsibility to maintain roadside trees that might pose threats to road users, the Audit Commission has found.

21 Nov 2014 - 5:30PM

Government departments have been passing the buck and arguing whether it is their responsibility to maintain roadside trees that might pose threats to road users, the Audit Commission has found.

Government departments under fire for arguing over responsibility for upkeep of roadside trees
Hong Kong prepares to weather effects of climate change

Hong Kong will take stock of its efforts to adapt to extreme weather brought about by a warming planet, in order to assess its resilience to the effects of climate change, the environment undersecretary said.

20 Nov 2014 - 8:36AM

Hong Kong will take stock of its efforts to adapt to extreme weather brought about by a warming planet, in order to assess its resilience to the effects of climate change, the environment undersecretary said.

Hong Kong prepares to weather effects of climate change
Prosecutors get suspected breaches of flat sales from watchdog 'weekly'

The watchdog that oversees sales of new flats says it files at least one case each week to government lawyers so they can consider prosecuting developers over suspected violations of sales rules.

13 Nov 2014 - 9:34AM

The watchdog that oversees sales of new flats says it files at least one case each week to government lawyers so they can consider prosecuting developers over suspected violations of sales rules.

Prosecutors get suspected breaches of flat sales from watchdog 'weekly'
Families to save HK$300m a year on electricity with new efficiency ratings

Higher energy efficiency standards for three common types of appliance will help households save HK$300 million a year on electricity, officials say.

1 Nov 2014 - 4:25AM

Higher energy efficiency standards for three common types of appliance will help households save HK$300 million a year on electricity, officials say.

Families to save HK$300m a year on electricity with new efficiency ratings
Cruise terminal under fire despite extra berthings

Lawmakers have demanded tourism officials set a clear roadmap to make the city's HK$8.2 billion cruise terminal a regional hub, even after officials said the number of arrivals would double next year.

28 Oct 2014 - 8:33PM

Lawmakers have demanded tourism officials set a clear roadmap to make the city's HK$8.2 billion cruise terminal a regional hub, even after officials said the number of arrivals would double next year.

Cruise terminal under fire despite extra berthings
Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal

Updated emission standards to control pollution caused by off-road vehicles and construction machinery would apply to new imports but not to equipment already in the city, under an Environment Bureau proposal.

28 Oct 2014 - 8:12AM

Updated emission standards to control pollution caused by off-road vehicles and construction machinery would apply to new imports but not to equipment already in the city, under an Environment Bureau proposal.

Old machinery exempt from emission standards proposal
US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes

An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points into multistorey recycling and community centres.

20 Oct 2014 - 6:44PM

An award-winning American architect has proposed transforming some of the city's municipal services buildings and refuse collection points into multistorey recycling and community centres.

US architect's recycling centre plan may help solve Hong Kong's waste woes
Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off

Pan-democrats have begun a "campaign of non-cooperation" over political reform with the aim of holding up all requests for public funding unless they are related to people's livelihood.

18 Oct 2014 - 3:55AM

Pan-democrats have begun a "campaign of non-cooperation" over political reform with the aim of holding up all requests for public funding unless they are related to people's livelihood.

Pan-democrats try to delay funding requests amid electoral reform stand-off
Reporters form human chain to fend off protesters

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but hundreds of journalists at Apple Daily apparently believe in safeguarding press freedom with their bodies.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:50AM

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but hundreds of journalists at Apple Daily apparently believe in safeguarding press freedom with their bodies.

Reporters form human chain to fend off protesters
Hong Kong's air quality to worsen as pollutant PM2.5 hits 'unhealthy' levels
Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

Waste infrastructure projects will top the agenda when the Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes on Friday, but pan-democrats are expected to stall proceedings.

15 Oct 2014 - 6:33PM

Waste infrastructure projects will top the agenda when the Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes on Friday, but pan-democrats are expected to stall proceedings.

Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes
Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies

Green advisers for the government have supported a proposed further tightening of what the city's power firms describe as "extremely challenging" emissions caps slated for 2019.

14 Oct 2014 - 4:33AM

Green advisers for the government have supported a proposed further tightening of what the city's power firms describe as "extremely challenging" emissions caps slated for 2019.

Green council backs new emissions caps challenged by power companies
Into the comfort zone: cool autumn days ahead as temperatures dip

At last, the weather is in the comfortable zone - and it's likely to stay that way for the rest of the week.

14 Oct 2014 - 11:27AM

At last, the weather is in the comfortable zone - and it's likely to stay that way for the rest of the week.

Into the comfort zone: cool autumn days ahead as temperatures dip
So Lo Pun villagers protest against unfair land treatment

About 200 rural villagers have cleared vegetation on a proposed conservation area in a country park enclave in So Lo Pun to protest against what they call unfair treatment over their private land.

13 Oct 2014 - 6:37AM

About 200 rural villagers have cleared vegetation on a proposed conservation area in a country park enclave in So Lo Pun to protest against what they call unfair treatment over their private land.

So Lo Pun villagers protest against unfair land treatment
Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'

Hong Kong's notorious "street canyons" have become the latest research subject for a group of the world's top scientists specialising in air pollution and health.

13 Oct 2014 - 8:51AM

Hong Kong's notorious "street canyons" have become the latest research subject for a group of the world's top scientists specialising in air pollution and health.

Scientists examine the health risks of Hong Kong's notorious 'street canyons'
Plea to reject airport runway impact study

Green activists yesterday stepped up pressure on the government to reject the environmental impact assessment report on the planned third runway at Chek Lap Kok, questioning the way the government's advisers endorsed the report.

8 Oct 2014 - 4:52AM

Green activists yesterday stepped up pressure on the government to reject the environmental impact assessment report on the planned third runway at Chek Lap Kok, questioning the way the government's advisers endorsed the report.

Plea to reject airport runway impact study
Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai'

Aides to the city's last governor Chris Patten allegedly offered Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying a British passport before the handover.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:49AM

Aides to the city's last governor Chris Patten allegedly offered Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying a British passport before the handover.

Patten aides 'offered UK passport to Jimmy Lai'
Inspired by protesters' defiance, more join in while others offer practical help

It was a night and a day of desperation and enlightenment on Hong Kong's streets, which were turned into a battlefield for democracy and a testing ground of protesters' civic qualities.

15 Jun 2018 - 10:49AM

It was a night and a day of desperation and enlightenment on Hong Kong's streets, which were turned into a battlefield for democracy and a testing ground of protesters' civic qualities.

Inspired by protesters' defiance, more join in while others offer practical help
Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off

Some coral communities in the waters off Sai Kung are dying at a faster rate than in previous years and in other areas, divers and green activists have warned.

29 Sep 2014 - 10:04AM

Some coral communities in the waters off Sai Kung are dying at a faster rate than in previous years and in other areas, divers and green activists have warned.

Sai Kung coral hit by rapid die-off
Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'

In a strange twist of bureaucracy, it has emerged that a blocked section of a road through a Sai Kung village is not classed as emergency vehicle access, while the rest of the road is.

26 Sep 2014 - 7:58AM

In a strange twist of bureaucracy, it has emerged that a blocked section of a road through a Sai Kung village is not classed as emergency vehicle access, while the rest of the road is.

Village blockade 'doesn't breach access rules'
Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung

Residents are accusing the Lands Department of ignoring its responsibilities by failing to step into a row over a blocked lane in a Sai Kung village.

24 Sep 2014 - 8:32AM

Residents are accusing the Lands Department of ignoring its responsibilities by failing to step into a row over a blocked lane in a Sai Kung village.

Officials accused of failing to help blocked-off Ho Chung village in Sai Kung