Electricity generation in Hong Kong has been dominated by carbon intensive coal but in recent years both CLP and Hong Kong Electric , our local power companies, have gradually shifted to cleaner coal plants and natural gas, a relatively less polluting fossil fuel source.
We also import around 25% of our electricity from the Daya Bay nuclear energy plant, which is a near zero-emissions source.
The government estimates that clean renewable energy can contribute to 3-4% of our fuel mix but a study from Poly U projects that the share of renewables could reach 10%.
Investigate the possibility of diversifying the energy mix to include more renewable energy, nuclear power, and whether carbon capture and storage can be localised once that technology is readily available. It also needs to provide a framework for the power supplier to be able to implement demand- management.See Champions
To champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, we have highlighted local organisations and showcased how their works have contributed to making Hong Kong a cleaner and greener city.See All Champions
Just as walking on sand leaves a footprint, burning fuel for human activity leaves greenhouse gases in the air, creating a carbon footprint. Everything we have, use, and consume, from food to clothes to transportation, is intimately linked to Hong Kong’s overall emissions figure.
According to WWF, if everyone on Earth led the same lifestyle as we do in Hong Kong, 4.2 Earths would be required to fulfil our resource need.