Earth Day 2004
South China Morning Post Editorial
Friday April 23 2004
Facts on pollution must get public airing
Earth Day brought distressing news about the quality of the air we breathe…
Then there was the revelation by our largest power producer, CLP Power, that emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide particles have increased dramatically over the past year – thanks in large part to soaring demand from Guangdong and increasingly heavy reliance on coal.
The CLP report raises different issues, some of which are best addressed on a region-wide basis. Demand from factories on the mainland soared last year. Coupled with restricted supplies of gas, this meant a heavy reliance on coal and increased pollution. CLP hints at continued reliance on coal in the immediate future and plans to install equipment for filtering the rising level of pollution.
See the full post on our Clear The Air News Blog here: http://news.cleartheair.org.hk/2004/04/23/earth-day-2004/