Analyses | Environment and energy | 2015-06-11 | HKET

Measuring energy savings: ‘new normal’ and old tricks

Conserving energy is one of the best ways to fight climate change, but to play the game requires an understanding of the rules - in this instance, what energy-saving figures mean and how they are retrieved. The Centre’s weekly analysis examines the future energy conservation target for Hong Kong as set in the recently released energy saving plan, and how the Government calculated its energy savings in the past - targets and figures suggesting energy conservation could mask an actual increase in energy use.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.