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22-10-2014
Date Press release - Topical issues
22-10-2014 Eleventh batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
17-10-2014 Government to further reduce power plant emissions
15-10-2014 Health risk category for Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
30-09-2014 Air Quality Health Index may reach "Serious" level
27-09-2014 SEN concludes visit to US in Seattle (with photos)
26-09-2014 MOU on air quality improvement signed with Seoul (with photo)
26-09-2014 SEN exchanges views on green building and air pollution issues in Washington, DC (with photos)
26-09-2014 District Cooling Services Bill gazetted today
25-09-2014 SEN starts his visit to Washington, DC (with photos)
24-09-2014 Hong Kong welcomes Shenzhen's incentive scheme on fuel switching for vessels at berth
24-09-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches "Serious" level
24-09-2014 SEN continues his visit in New York (with photos)
23-09-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches "Serious" level
23-09-2014 SEN starts his duty visit in New York (with photos)
22-09-2014 ECC holds Hong Kong Green School Award presentation ceremony to recognise green campuses and launches Waste Less School Award (with photos)
21-09-2014 Applications for subsidy scheme on retrofitting refuse collection vehicles to close on September 30 (with photo)
20-09-2014 SEN to visit the US
19-09-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches "Serious" level
18-09-2014 Food Wise Hong Kong Campaign to promote food waste reduction at district level (with photos)
15-09-2014 ACE endorses EIA Report on "Expansion of Hong Kong International Airport into a Three-Runway System" with conditions
06-09-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches "Serious" level
03-09-2014 SEN meets with Mainland officials to discuss environmental issues (with photos)
03-09-2014 Co-operation agreement on regional air pollution control and prevention comes into effect and Macau joins the regional air quality monitoring network
02-09-2014 SEN attends APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting (with photos)
31-08-2014 SEN to attend APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting in Beijing
27-08-2014 Water quality at beaches in Tuen Mun and Tsuen Wan suitable for swimming
02-08-2014 SEN appeals for proper maintenance of petrol and LPG vehicles to ensure compliance with new emissions control requirement (with photos)
30-07-2014 Third meeting of Hong Kong/Guangdong Joint Liaison Group on Combating Climate Change held in Guangzhou (with photos)
29-07-2014 SEN to chair third meeting of Hong Kong/Guangdong Joint Liaison Group on Combating Climate Change in Guangzhou tomorrow
29-07-2014 100 public EV medium chargers available for use in August (with photos)
23-07-2014 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence recognise green organisations and companies (with photos)
22-07-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches "Serious" level
20-07-2014 600 glass bottle collection points set up at housing estates (with photos)
17-07-2014 EPD promotes BYOB at Book Fair (with photos)
17-07-2014 EPD grants exemption for use of Euro V LPG-cum-petrol taxis under Air Pollution Control (Vehicle Design Standards) (Emission) Regulations
14-07-2014 Appointments to Energy Advisory Committee
05-07-2014 SEN calls for greater efforts to keep shorelines clean (with photos)
27-06-2014 SEN visits Eastern District (with photos)
19-06-2014 SEN and Steering Committee members visit restored landfills (with photos)
17-06-2014 EPD to strengthen emission control of petrol and LPG vehicles in September (with photos)
14-06-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches serious level
09-06-2014 Collaborative efforts to reduce and recycle waste in Hong Kong Sevens see encouraging results
06-06-2014 Tenth batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund (with photo)
06-06-2014 Hong Kong greenhouse gas inventory for 2011 released
06-06-2014 Enhanced legislative control of depositing of construction waste on private land to be fully implemented soon
05-06-2014 World Environment Day 2014 promotes "Eat wise, Waste less" (with photos)
30-05-2014 Proposed sewerage works for Tseung Kwan O - Lam Tin Tunnel approved
30-05-2014 Five types of hazardous chemicals to be controlled under Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance
29-05-2014 Energy Saving Charter on Indoor Temperature 2014 launched (with photos)
25-05-2014 Subsidy scheme for retrofitting refuse collection vehicles: applications to close on September 30 (with photo)
23-05-2014 Tenders invited for operation of first Community Green Station
22-05-2014 Pilot scheme on municipal solid waste charging makes good progress (with photos)
16-05-2014 EPD invites electric taxi suppliers to set up quick chargers at government car parks
15-05-2014 Destruction of confiscated ivory begins today
10-05-2014 Hotels to promote food waste reduction in their restaurants (with photos)
02-05-2014 SEN visits Kwai Tsing District (with photos)
02-05-2014 HKAEE honours businesses that make a difference in environmental protection (with photos)
30-04-2014 Pearl River Delta Regional Air Quality Monitoring Network - Results for 2013 announced today
17-04-2014 Waste recycling sites to observe good practices and fire safety (with photo)
17-04-2014 Proposed village sewerage works at Yeung Siu Hang, Tuen Mun, approved
11-04-2014 "Go Green, Waste Less" Summit mobilises community to reduce waste
11-04-2014 Proposed sewerage works in Area 54, Tuen Mun approved
07-04-2014 Government to launch pilot scheme on municipal solid waste charging (with photos)
03-04-2014 Total ban on asbestos to take effect tomorrow
01-04-2014 All gazetted beaches continue to meet Water Quality Objectives (with photos)
27-03-2014 SEN visits Macau (with photos)
26-03-2014 Government welcomes extension of first registration tax exemption for electric vehicles by three years
26-03-2014 SEN to visit Macau tomorrow
21-03-2014 Man given jail sentence for fly-tipping
21-03-2014 Malmö and Hong Kong see closer collaboration in sustainable development (with photos)
20-03-2014 Hong Kong Sevens to go green (with photos)
19-03-2014 Government welcomes approval of Air Pollution Control (Marine Light Diesel) Regulation to reduce air pollutant emissions by local vessels
14-03-2014 EPD to hold Carnival for Vehicle Emission Reduction
10-03-2014 "Waste Less" mobile app makes waste reduction and recycling easier
08-03-2014 SEN concludes his visit to Europe on waste management (with photos)
07-03-2014 SEN visits waste-to-energy facility in Denmark (with photos)
06-03-2014 Hong Kong emission inventory for 2012 published
06-03-2014 SEN visits the Netherlands on waste management policy (with photos)
05-03-2014 SEN continues visit to UK on waste management (with photos)
04-03-2014 SEN starts visit on waste management in UK (with photos)
01-03-2014 SEN to visit Europe for exchanges on waste management strategies
28-02-2014 EPD to launch ex-gratia payment scheme on March 1 to phase out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles
26-02-2014 SEN to visit Guangzhou
25-02-2014 EPD commends good indoor air quality management (with photos)
24-02-2014 EPD clarifies reports on roadside API statistics
20-02-2014 SEN to visit Beijing
20-02-2014 "A Food Waste & Yard Waste Plan" outlines strategy for 40 per cent reduction of food waste disposal by 2022 (with photos/video)
18-02-2014 Ninth batch of applications approved under Pilot Green Transport Fund
14-02-2014 Government welcomes extension of Fair Winds Charter
13-02-2014 EPD invites non-profit-making organisations to briefing session on Restored Landfill Revitalisation Funding Scheme
12-02-2014 EPD to hold briefing on community green stations
10-02-2014 EPD invites electric taxi/vehicle suppliers to briefing session on setting up quick chargers at government car parks
04-02-2014 Year-end recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment helps people in need (with photos)
02-02-2014 Peach Blossom Tree Recycling Campaign 2014 promotes waste recovery and recycling (with photos)
29-01-2014 Newly registered diesel commercial vehicles to have service life limit of 15 years starting from February 1
28-01-2014 2012 waste statistics published
25-01-2014 Public urged to cherish food over Chinese New Year holiday - not to be a Big Waster! (with photos)
25-01-2014 Environmental protection event in Tuen Mun promotes "Use less, waste less" lifestyle (with photos)
24-01-2014 Under Secretary for the Environment refutes unfounded report
22-01-2014 Government welcomes passage of Air Pollution Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2013
19-01-2014 New glass bottle collection points set up at housing estates and schools (with photos)
18-01-2014 ACE holds briefing session on its role and functions
17-01-2014 "Part of Port Shelter Sewerage, Stage 3, Sewerage at Tai Po Tsai" scheme approved
13-01-2014 New regulation to introduce control on quality of marine light diesel
13-01-2014 JWGSDEP holds 13th meeting in Hong Kong (with photo)
10-01-2014 EPD to launch ex-gratia payment scheme in March to phase out pre-Euro IV diesel commercial vehicles
10-01-2014 Subsidy Scheme for retrofitting refuse collection vehicles invites applications (with photos)
03-01-2014 Air Quality Health Index reaches serious level
02-01-2014 Late applications for replacement of catalytic converters and oxygen sensors on LPG taxis and light buses

24-10-2014
Date Press release - Grading of beach water quality
24-10-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
17-10-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
10-10-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
03-10-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
26-09-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
19-09-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
12-09-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
05-09-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
29-08-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
22-08-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
15-08-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
08-08-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
01-08-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
25-07-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
18-07-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
11-07-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
04-07-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
27-06-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
20-06-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
13-06-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
06-06-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
30-05-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
23-05-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
16-05-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
09-05-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
02-05-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
25-04-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
17-04-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
11-04-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
04-04-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
28-03-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
21-03-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
14-03-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
07-03-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
28-02-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
21-02-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
14-02-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
07-02-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
30-01-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
24-01-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
17-01-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
10-01-2014 Grading of beach water quality released
03-01-2014 Grading of beach water quality released