Seminar participants explore renewable energy opportunities in Hong Kong


研討會參與者探討香港發展再生能源的機遇

Date: 14 Mar 2017 (Tuesday)

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AESC co-organises seminar to discuss renewable energy development in Hong Kong

亞洲能源研究中心研討會探討香港再生能源發展

The Asian Energy Studies Centre (AESC) of HKBU recently collaborated with Business Environment Council and World Wide Fund for Nature – Hong Kong (WWF) to organise a seminar with the theme of “Renewable Energy – How can it thrive in Hong Kong?”. 

The seminar focused on the opportunities and challenges for developing renewable energy in Hong Kong in light of the recently released “Hong Kong Climate Action Plan 2030+” report by the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government. Over 120 participants from businesses, NGOs, academia, government departments and bureaus attended the seminar.

The panel discussion and Q&A session were moderated by Professor Raymond So, Chairman of the Energy Advisory Committee of the HKSAR Government and HKBU’s Dean of School of Continuing Education. The seminar provided a platform for idea sharing and raising key issues on renewable energy development in Hong Kong, including geographical prospects and constraints, technical hurdles, public acceptance of and willingness to pay on solar PV electricity, financing models, and the role of government in renewable energy development. 

浸大亞洲能源研究中心最近與商界環保協會、世界自然基金會香港分會合作,舉辦主題為「Renewable Energy – How can it thrive in Hong Kong?」的研討會,吸引超過120位來政府、商界、學界及非政府機構的人士參與。

基於政府環境局早前公佈《香港氣候行動藍圖2030+》,研討會集中討論香港發展可再生能源的機遇及挑戰。能源諮詢委員會主席、浸大持續教育學院院長蘇偉文教授主持專家討論及問答環節。

研討會提供一個重要的平台予參與者交流及提出香港再生能源發展的重要事項,包括地理上的優勢及局限、技術障礙、公眾對付費購買太陽能的觀感及接受程度、財政模型,以及政府在推展再生能源所扮演的角色。