Summary: Antonio Da Roza, Jessica Hefes

Originally reported: EC Newsdesk

Date: 6/2/10

Originally: 13/07/06

Hong Kong’s own fault? [1]

Clear the Air stated that 70% of roadside pollution comes from dirty vehicles, and 50% of people in Hong Kong live near a road. Furthermore, half of Hong Kong’s pollution comes from the two power plants, and one third of the electricity they produce is used for air conditioning – Hong Kong has the coldest offices in the world. A survey by Hong Kong Polytechnic University indicated that 55% of those polled kept bedroom temperatures at 22C, and 20% went as low as 20C. However, 25% also admitted to waking up at night shivering whilst 50% covered themselves with ‘air-con quilts.


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