Acting for Climate Report
Powering a Carbon-Free Hong Kong: Pathways Towards a Net-Zero Emissions Power System for Hong Kong
In her November 2020 annual Policy Address, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, set out the Government’s strategies and proposals to achieve carbon neutrality, promote green transport and energy efficiency, and pledged that the city would achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. Currently, the power sector is the primary source (66 percent) of carbon emissions in Hong Kong. Therefore, decarbonising this sector is critical for the city to achieve its carbon neutrality goal.
This report analyses Hong Kong’s options in this regard. Based on an in-depth analysis of different power technologies, we developed five energy mix scenarios and provide recommendations for policymakers and power companies.