Energy Governance, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability: A Case Study from Hong Kong

Energy Policy Vol 108, pp. 379-389 (2017)

Posted: 2 May 2018

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Cameron Holley

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Emma Lecavalier

Independent

Date Written: September 1, 2017

Abstract

This article explores the challenges associated with governing the competing objectives of energy security and environmental sustainability. It examines this challenge in the context of Hong Kong and the city's recent fuel mix consultation. Based on the results of ten interviews with public and private stakeholders in the Hong Kong power sector, the findings analyze the perceptions of stakeholders with respect to the tension between sustainability and core pillars of energy security — accessibility, affordability and reliability. It concludes with four policy recommendations for managing and potentially moving beyond the energy dilemma, including suggestions for locally feasible sustainable energy, long-term pathways to decarbonization, policy changes on tariffs, incentives and pricing, and collaboratively co-governing clean energy.

Keywords: Hong Kong, Energy governance, Environmental sustainability, Energy security

Suggested Citation

Holley, Cameron and Lecavalier, Emma, Energy Governance, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability: A Case Study from Hong Kong (September 1, 2017). Energy Policy Vol 108, pp. 379-389 (2017), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3158901

Cameron Holley (Contact Author)

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute ( email )

UNSW
Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Emma Lecavalier

Independent ( email )

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