Electricity consumption and its environmental implications in two special administration regions: Hong Kong and Macao

T. M. Lai, W. M. To, K. H. Lam, Wai Chau Edward Lo

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Abstract

Hong Kong and Macaos economies have growth continuously after the millennium. With the support from the central government, Hong Kong becomes one of the world finance centers and the largest initial public offering (IPO) market by fund-raising size while Macao is the worlds gaming center. In addition, Hong Kong and Macao welcomes 25 million or more visitors a year. Nevertheless, the commerce, services, and tourism industries consume a significant amount of resources during their service provision. Specifically, this paper identifies the sectoral and total electricity consumption in Hong Kong and Macao and explores possible trends for future consumption. The paper also determines the environmental impact of electricity consumption using greenhouse gases (GHG) emission. Results show that per capita GHG emission due to electricity consumption increased slightly from 4.01 tonne CO2-equivalent in 2000 to 4.26 tonne CO2-equivalent in 2010 in Hong Kong while it increased rapidly from 2.68 tonne CO2- equivalent in 2000 to 5.2 tonne CO2-equivalent in 2010 in Macao.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM 2012
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Volume2012
Edition616 CP
ISBN (Print)9781849197434
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event9th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 18 Nov 201221 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference9th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, APSCOM 2012
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period18/11/1221/11/12

Keywords

  • Carbon emission
  • Electricity consumption
  • Life cycle analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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