Powering a Carbon-Free Hong Kong: Pathways Towards a Net-Zero Emissions Power System for Hong Kong

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On 6th October, Civic Exchange (CEx), an independent public policy think tank, and World Resources Institute (WRI), a global research organisation, published a research report titled “Powering a Carbon-Free Hong Kong: Pathways Towards a Net-Zero Emissions Power System for Hong Kong“.

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The report considers a range of low-carbon power sources including renewables and emerging green technologies such as green hydrogen and waste-to-energy. Power accounts for 66% of the city’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, making it the sector with the highest emissions-reduction potential. The report, Powering a Carbon-Free Hong Kong, studied five energy mix scenarios for decarbonising the power system without sacrificing its reliability.

Each scenario is considered against emissions, cost, air pollution, health, and energy security. The scenarios are aimed at stimulating dialogue towards achieving the city’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal. The report analyses existing and emerging electricity generation technologies and increasing regional collaboration including importing renewable and nuclear energy through joint venture investments.

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