2006 Research Report

Energy Supply and Fuels Supply in Guangdong: Impact on Air Quality in Hong Kong and Guangdong

By Christine Loh
1 March 2006

China has an enormous appetite for energy consumption which is largely fuelled through the combustion of conventional energy sources. These conventional energy sources which include coal, crude oil, petroleum refined products and gas create air pollution as well as have an impact on climate change, which combined with energy security issues, makes energy an important focus of Chinese policy makers. Switching to cleaner fuels, practising energy efficiency so less fuel is used to produce the same unit of energy, encouraging energy conservation so as not to waste scarce resources, and investing in renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly important to policy-makers and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future…