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Multi-strategy to tackle light issues

The Government will adopt a multi-pronged approach to address energy wastage and light pollution, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says.

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Efficient lighting encouraged

To expedite the phasing out of energy-inefficient incandescent light bulbs, the Government has reduced their availability in Hong Kong, and enhanced public education on the benefits of energy-efficient lamps, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong tells legislators.

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Rangers reveal rural gems

Hong Kong may be better known as a bustling metropolis of glass and steel structures, but out of its 1,108 square kilometre land mass, about three-quarters is countryside. It is the job of Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department wardens to make sure these rural spaces are protected and preserved.

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CS inspects Green Station

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has visited the Sha Tin Community Green Station, as Chairman of the Steering Committee to Promote Sustainable Development of Recycling Industry.

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Leap second set for July 1

A leap second will be added to Co-ordinated Universal Time between 7:59.59am and 8:00.00am Hong Kong time on July 1.

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Regional air quality improves

Air quality in the Pearl River Delta region improved last year, with decreases recorded in the level of major pollutants.

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Talks planned to boost energy efficiency

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says his bureau will work with key stakeholders in the building management industry to discuss how to boost existing commercial buildings’ energy efficiency.

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Energy saving drive launched

The Environment Bureau and Electrical & Mechanical Services Department have launched the Energy Saving for All Campaign to encourage the community to save energy and make Hong Kong a low-carbon city.

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New weather alerts launched

The Hong Kong Observatory has launched two new radio and TV announcements to enhance public awareness on preventing disasters during inclement weather.

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Vehicle emission test fee to rise

The Government has gazetted a proposed fee increase for vehicle emission tests at designated testing centres from August 1.

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CE hails environmental efforts

Chief Executive CY Leung has officiated at the presentation ceremony for the Awards for Environmental Excellence, commending participants for their conservation efforts.

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Energy-saving plan unveiled

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong has unveiled Hong Kong's first energy saving blueprint, which will cut "energy intensity" - the amount of energy for every unit of wealth created - by 40% by 2025.

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5 names added to typhoon list

Five new names have been adopted for tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea, the Hong Kong Observatory has announced.

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Shopping reminder: Bring your own bag

More than 10,000 retailers across Hong Kong must start charging customers 50 cents for each plastic shopping bag, to encourage consumers to bring their own and re-use them.

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Students learn green lesson

As April 1 approaches, green groups are visiting schools to remind students that plastic shopping bag charging will be fully implemented on that day.

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