HKNIC - Why Nuclear for Hong Kong

Why Nuclear for Hong Kong
Hong Kong has about 7 million people and a land area of 1,100 square kilometres. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It lacks indigenous marketable energy resources and these must therefore be imported, so there is no inherent preference for one energy resource over another.
The ideal source of energy is one which is:
Why Nuclear for Hong Kong

No known energy source is ideal. For sustainability, it is sensible to use less through conservation and energy efficiency. However, the essential demands of the community for continued high levels of energy availability must be met and we must therefore consider all sources that meet the appropriate criteria.

Nuclear energy is a non-carbon emitting source which can be produced safely, cleanly and reliably on a commercial scale to help meet demand.

Nuclear energy and natural gas for electricity generation were first introduced in Hong Kong in 1994 and 1996 respectively. They each meet about one quarter of the consumption in Hong Kong with coal providing for the remainder. Hong Kong is also exploring the more widespread use of renewable energy, notably wind power, so that it will make a more significant contribution to the future electricity supply of Hong Kong.


Hong Kong Main Installed Capacity
in 2014 by Fuel Type

Hong Kong Electricity Generation
in 2012 by Fuel Type

Why Nuclear for Hong Kong  

Why Nuclear for Hong Kong Diversity of energy supply has served Hong Kong well. It has offered reliability, security of supply and cost stability and nuclear energy has been a useful option.