China is dramatically increasing its investment in nuclear power as a key element of its energy plan.Nuclear power is a way to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the carbon emissions they generate. Four more reactors are either in operation or nearing completion at Daya Bay, whose two reactors currently supply some 25% of Hong Kong’s electricity. As Hong Kong’s energy policy and mix change, it is likely that more of Hong Kong’s electricity will come from nuclear sources in Guangdong. What are the issues Hong Kong should know about?
Civic Exchange organized a workshop on Oct-6, 2010 to brief participants on the latestinformation about nuclear power, to update everyone on China’s energy and nuclear strategies, and look more closely at the potential implications for Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta going forward.
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers Executive Conference Centre,
Address: 26 Floor, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central [Map]
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome and Introduction – By Christine Loh, Civic Exchange [ VIDEO ]
14.10 – 14.20 Katharine Choi, HKSAR Government [ PPT | VIDEO ]
14.20 – 14.30 Professor Lin Boqiang – China Center for Energy Economics Research
14.30 – 14.40 Milton Caplan – President, MZConsulting Inc. [ PPT | VIDEO ]
14.40 – 14.50 Jan Beránek – Greenpeace [ PPT | VIDEO ]
14.50 – 15.00 Richard Lancaster – Managing Director, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited [ PPT | VIDEO ]
15.15 – 17.15 Moderated Discussion - By Christine Loh, Civic Exchange