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Article: Toward a low carbon Hong Kong: A proposal from the institutional perspective

TitleToward a low carbon Hong Kong: A proposal from the institutional perspective
Authors
KeywordsLow carbon Hong Kong
Electricity
Institutional changes
Issue Date2013
Citation
Habitat International, 2013, v. 37, p. 124-129 How to Cite?
AbstractClimate change adversely affects people's life in many aspects all over the world. While it is a natural phenomenon, it is also induced by human activities that include the use of fossil fuels for combustion in daily life, emitting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As the balance of climate system has been disturbed, it is not surprising that extreme weather events, such as very hot days and flooding, occur more frequently and more intensive than ever. Hong Kong, as an international city, should shoulder its responsibility of controlling the emissions of greenhouse gases. Using the Hong Kong annual data from 1990 to 2008, this article estimates a simple econometric model to demonstrate that electricity consumption is the major factor contributing to the variations in CO 2 emissions. To complement the traditional ways to reduce CO 2 emissions by restricting the consumption of electricity and other fuel, we propose two alternative methods to reduce electricity consumption by: (1) charging the supply of electricity at progressive rates for commercial and industrial end-users; and (2) setting up a cap and trade market for greenhouse gas emissions by local electricity companies. Both methods offer incentives to electricity users to self-discipline themselves to restrict the demand for electricity, hence reducing CO 2 emissions in turn. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/219670
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dc.contributor.authorChoy, Lennon H T-
dc.contributor.authorHo, Winky K O-
dc.contributor.authorMak, Stephen W K-
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-23T02:57:40Z-
dc.date.available2015-09-23T02:57:40Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationHabitat International, 2013, v. 37, p. 124-129-
dc.identifier.issn0197-3975-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/219670-
dc.description.abstractClimate change adversely affects people's life in many aspects all over the world. While it is a natural phenomenon, it is also induced by human activities that include the use of fossil fuels for combustion in daily life, emitting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As the balance of climate system has been disturbed, it is not surprising that extreme weather events, such as very hot days and flooding, occur more frequently and more intensive than ever. Hong Kong, as an international city, should shoulder its responsibility of controlling the emissions of greenhouse gases. Using the Hong Kong annual data from 1990 to 2008, this article estimates a simple econometric model to demonstrate that electricity consumption is the major factor contributing to the variations in CO 2 emissions. To complement the traditional ways to reduce CO 2 emissions by restricting the consumption of electricity and other fuel, we propose two alternative methods to reduce electricity consumption by: (1) charging the supply of electricity at progressive rates for commercial and industrial end-users; and (2) setting up a cap and trade market for greenhouse gas emissions by local electricity companies. Both methods offer incentives to electricity users to self-discipline themselves to restrict the demand for electricity, hence reducing CO 2 emissions in turn. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofHabitat International-
dc.subjectLow carbon Hong Kong-
dc.subjectElectricity-
dc.subjectInstitutional changes-
dc.titleToward a low carbon Hong Kong: A proposal from the institutional perspective-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.natureLink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.habitatint.2011.12.011-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84867142883-
dc.identifier.volume37-
dc.identifier.spage124-
dc.identifier.epage129-

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