Energy


DateContextSummary of developmentAction
10.2.00 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the Administration's proposed energy efficiency and conservation initiatives in 2000/2001. Members noted that the Administration had planned to commission a consultancy study and a pilot project on Renewable Energy (RE) at an estimated cost of $16.5 million. [Paper]
2.3.00 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the implementation plan for the study on water cooled air conditioning systems and pilot scheme for relaxation of using fresh water for air-conditioning purpose [Paper], and existing organization and work of the Energy Efficiency Office and justifications for the proposed resources to be allocated to implement the new initiatives. [Paper]
10.5.00 ESC denoting Establishment Subcommittee ESC endorsed the proposed creation of one permanent post of Chief Building Services Engineer (CBSE) (D1) in the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) to head a new division under the Energy Efficiency Office to promote the wider use of Water-cooled Air Conditioning systems. [Paper]
9.6.00 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the creation of one permanent post of CBSE (D1) in the EMSD to head a new division under the Energy Efficiency Office to promote the wider use of Water-cooled Air Conditioning systems. [Paper]
9.6.00 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the creation of a new commitment of $16.5 million for conducting a study on the potential applications of renewable energy in Hong Kong. [Paper]
21.6.00 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Christine LOH raised a question on formulating a new regulatory framework for power supply market and the timing of adopting RE policy. [Hansard "page 118"]
17.1.01 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Ir Dr Hon HO Chung-tai on developing RE renewable energy resources was passed. [Hansard "page 166"]
26.6.02 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Cyd HO raised a question on whether the government of Hong Kong and Guangdong had made concerted effort to utilize RE sources to reduce the emissions from power station. [Hansard "page 59"]
30.10.02 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Dr Hon LAW Chi-kwong on developing renewable energy RE resources was passed. [Hansard "page 140"]
6.2.03 EA denoting Environmental Affairs Panel The Panel discussed the consultant's findings and recommendations for Stage 1 of the "Study on the Potential Applications of Renewable Energy in Hong Kong" and the progress of the Stage 2 demonstration project to evaluate the performance of various building-integrated photovoltaic panels. [Paper]

Development to date presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

28.4.03 EA, ES denoting EA Panel and ES Panel The Panels discussed the paper on the development of renewable energy in the context of the 2003 Interim Review of the Schemes of Control for the two power companies. [Paper]

Development to date on Scheme of Control Agreement signed between the Hong Kong Government and the two power companies as well as the development of renewable energy in Hong Kong presented in the background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Paper]

At members' request, the Administration provided information on the estimated demand for electricity for 2002 to 2011 in Hong Kong. [Follow-up paper]

18.7.03 EA, ES denoting EA Panel and ES Panel The Panels discussed the paper re. target of RE contribution to the electricity demand, environmental and social benefits associated with the use of RE other than cost considerations, access to the existing electricity grid by RE producing organizations/companies in the context of the 2003 Interim Review of the Schemes of Control Agreements and a concrete timetable for development and wide-scale application of RE. [Paper]

The Panels circulated the Administration's papers providing the rough estimates of the environmental and social costs of conventional power generation [Paper], and operational instructions on Overall Energy Approach issued by the Director of Architectural Services. [Paper]

11.2.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised a question on whether the government of Hong Kong had formulated a policy on the sustainable use of energy, and measures to encourage the use of RE. [Hansard "page 78" ]
30.6.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Martin LEE raised a question on renewable energies. [Hansard "page 37" ]
20.10.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Emily LAU raised an oral question on whether the government had sought cooperation from the relevant departments in the Mainland to utilize RE sources so as to reduce environmental problem. [Hansard "page 11" ]
3.11.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Audrey EU raised a written question on whether new clauses such as requiring power companies to supply a certain percentage of electricity by RE sources would be added into the Scheme of Control Agreements (SCAs). [Hansard "page 82" ]
10.11.04 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Fred LI raised an oral question on whether the Administration had any plan to promote RE before the expiry of SCA in 2008. [Hansard "page 56"]
21.1.05 EA denoting Panel on Environmental Affairs The Panel discussed the paper on the policy initiatives of the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau.[Paper]
9.3.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-yuk raised a question on environmental protection measures to be adopted by the Hong Kong Disneyland. [Hansard, "page 42"]
16.11.05 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHOY So-yuk raised a question on the use of recycled water and renewable power by government department [Hansard, "page 98"]
15.2.06 CM denoting Council Motion A motion moved by Hon Albert CHAN as amended by Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen and Hon KWONG Chi-kin on opening up the electricity market was passed [Hansard, "Page 170"]
27.3.06 EA denoting Panel on Environmental Affairs Development to date presented in background brief on renewable energy prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]
22.1.07 EA denoting Panel on Environmental Affairs Development to date presented in background brief on renewable energy prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]
9.4.08 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon Joseph LEE raised a question on expenditure on electricity and use of renewable energy by government department [Hansard, "page 102"]
28.10.09 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Audrey EU Yuet-mee raised a question on development of renewal energy projects between Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta cities [Hansard, "page 45"]
20.1.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Regina IP LAU Suk-yee raised a question on the off-shore wind farm to be developed by the CLP Power Hong Kong Limited. [Hansard, "page 101"]
21.4.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon KAM Nai-wai raised a question on development of renewable energy for generating electricity. [Hansard, "page 51"]
1.6.11 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG Kin-kee raised a question on promoting the use of renewable energy. [Hansard, "page 127"]
23.10.13 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHAN Hak-kan raised a question on use of solar energy to generate electricity. [Hansard, "page 149"]
22.6.15 EA denoting Panel on Environmental Affairs The Panel discussed the Administration's paper on "Energy Saving Plan for Hong Kong 2015 ~ 2025+". [Paper]

Supplementary information paper provided by Administration [Follow-up paper]

25.10.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Kenneth LAU Ip-keung raised a question on installation of renewable energy power generation facilities on rooftops of village houses. [Hansard, "page 145"]
  EA denoting Panel on Environmental Affairs Information note on "Feed-in tariff for solar power in selected places" prepared by the Research Office of the Legislative Council Secretariat. [Information note]


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