Energy questions

Energy questions

Should Hong Kong continue to import energy from the mainland?

There is a risk of becoming too reliant on mainland energy. This would put the city in a weak position, because it would have no control and find it hard to negotiate the price.

To make things worse, it means the government is not in a position to promote renewable energy sources. Much of the energy that comes from the mainland is generated by coal-fired plants.

Perhaps it would be better to explore options involving natural gas. The price of natural gas is expected to drop in the coming years, so this could prove to be a good form of energy for the city.

Whatever is decided, I hope the government considers all the options before coming to a decision.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Energy questions

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