Committed to reducing up to 36 percent of its carbon emissions by 2030, Hong Kong, the fourth most densely populated region in the world, is facing a number of unique challenges. Yet the solutions being developed here, says Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP Holdings, can be used throughout Asia’s urban centers.
By Justus Krüger
There’s a reason Hong Kong is called the world’s tallest city: With 7 million people on little more than 1,000 square kilometers, Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated regions worldwide, was bound to have the most skyscrapers. Breathtaking as that skyline might be, however, Hong Kong’s lack of space is also a challenge to power generation and reducing the carbon footprint – a challenge compounded by the fact that the city also lacks natural energy resources. The Siemens Magazine sat down with Richard Lancaster, Chief Executive Officer of CLP Holdings (CLP), to talk about the new gas turbine being added to its Black Point Power Station, as well as developing solutions for power generation and sustainability in Hong Kong – and beyond.