Fair Winds Charter The Fair Winds Charter (FWC) is an industry-led, voluntary, at-berth fuel switching programme for ocean-going vessels (OGVs) calling at Hong Kong. It is the first initiative of its kind in Asia, and the only shipping-industry led fuel switching initiative in the world. Participating vessels switch to low sulphur fuel (0.5% sulphur content or less) [...]
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By Civic Exchange The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has released “A Proposal to Control Emissions of Non-road Mobile Sources” (Proposal Document) for consultation. It states that 13,500 units of non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) generate 7% of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 10% of respirable suspended particle (RSP) emissions in Hong Kong. This is a very high [...]
Civic Exchange organised a press conference to announce the findings of a study on roadside air pollution covering all 18 districts in Hong Kong. The study reveals the key factors that determine roadside pollution levels and identifies that shipping emissions from the port can be an important source of roadside pollutants. Click to read the [...]
Fare curbs stall alternatives to diesel buses Not only is Hong Kong’s ageing fleet of heavily polluting diesel buses a threat to people’s health; running them is increasingly proving to be a threat to the operators’ wealth. Analysts say bus companies will continue to struggle, and if crude oil prices soar to US$140 a barrel [...]
Civic Exchange hosted a press conference to outline key players in reducing franchised bus emissions, and to identify key roles for Chief Secretary, Secretary for Health & Food and Transport Department.
By Civic Exchange Civic Exchange submission to Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs (Subcommittee on Improving Air Quality) – Early Replacement of Old Diesel Commercial Vehicles.
By Civic Exchange To continue the meeting on 28-Jan regarding the upcoming 2010-2011 budget, Civic Exchange would like to make an additional point about upgrading of the franchised bus fleet.
Hong Kong and other major cities around the world are looking at the potential for electric vehicles (EVs) to provide solutions to urban transport that are low carbon, low pollution, and high quality. This roundtable workshop aimed to bring together main players in Hong Kong’s EV community to focus on what supporting hard and soft [...]
What is it? Civic Exchange organized a one-day public forum focusing on air pollution arising from road transportation and its effect on health.
By Eric Heimark, Helena Lalogianni, Mike Kilburn, Christine Loh This policy paper prepared by Civic Exchange urges the HKSAR Government to tell the public that the cost of upgrading Hong Kong’s old and highly polluting franchised bus can be shared among the bus operators, the public purse and bus riders. The Hong Kong non-profit think [...]