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.