In response to the public consultation document on Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation (“consultation document”), the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (“CanCham”) is of the view that the future fuel mix for electricity generation in Hong Kong is an important decision that will shape the city’s future energy policy. It affects not only its power industry, but also the entire economy. Based on the information given in the consultation document and on other sources of public information we have reviewed, we believe that increasing local gas generation will be the pragmatic and effective way to improve both local and regional air quality to meet the HKSAR Environment Bureau (“Government”) policy targets by the early 2020s. The question of whether Hong Kong should build a designated transmission line to increase the importing of electricity from the China Southern Grid Co. Limited (CSG) needs further review and analysis before CanCham can provide a qualified and informed opinion on the matter.
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