The government is currently consulting the public on “Hong
Kong’s Climate Change Strategy and Action Agenda”. The
consultation document suggests that Hong Kong should substantially
increase the importing of nuclear energy from Guangdong,
in order to increase its share of the energy supply to 50%
in 2020 from 23% at present.
The planned increase in the importation of nuclear energy
does not actually reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
(GHG) but rather shifts our GHG emissions on to mainland
China. Guangdong province has been facing the lack of electricity
and heavily relies on fossil fuel for generating electricity.
Once Hong Kong increases the importation, Guangdong province
would need to burn more fossil fuel to generate electricity
in order to compensate for the increased electricity that
is exported. Furthermore, nuclear power is not sustainable,
the increase in demand will also magnify the nuclear risk,
and it is totally unacceptable.
Friends of the Earth (HK), World Wide Fund (WWF-HK) and
Greenpeace point out that, if the government implements
an effective energy-saving policy, there is no need for
Hong Kong to increase the importation of nuclear energy.
Hence, we cordially invite you to sign the petition objecting
to the government plan to increase the importation of nuclear
energy, and instead urge the government to implement an
effective energy-saving policy. The consultation period
will end on 10 December 2010, please join us by signing
the petition to reflect your discontent and views!
Thank you for your kind
of the Earth (HK)