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Three Game-changing Energy Technologies by 2030

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Climate change is one of the world’s leading existential threats, and governments and business leaders globally are working hard towards reducing and eventually eliminating carbon emissions. 

To achieve this, the energy sector is looking to adopt more and more innovative low-carbon energy technologies. Over the course of two articles, we will explore the following six game-changing technologies that are likely to shape our future:

1. Offshore renewable energy

2. Energy storage

3. High voltage direct current

4. Green hydrogen

Shock Therapy

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Power bills are Australia’s second biggest source of financial stress after rent, surveys indicate. Households often find themselves confronted with unexpectedly high bills, complex calculations of charges and discounts, and difficulties in comparing different pricing plans. It is easy to understand their frustration.

With this in mind, EnergyAustralia launched the customer innovation platform, On by EnergyAustralia, in November 2019 to make household power plans clearer and to develop simpler and innovative services that save time, money and energy.

The Energy Rainbow

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By Dr Jeanne Ng, Director – CLP Research Institute

As the world moves towards carbon neutrality, we will witness the changing colours of energy – from brown, carbon-intensive sources, to green, carbon-neutral sources. 

This is critical because the demand for power will continue to grow and, as the world becomes more digitalised, concerns over direct personal exposure to emissions from the use of energy will also continue to grow. 

Bringing Sunshine to Young Lives Worldwide

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Solar power isn’t only good for the environment. It can generate economic, social, and educational benefits and help people around the world in unexpected ways.

Hong Kong’s two power companies launched a Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme in 2018, promising to buy electricity generated from renewable energy systems such as solar panels on the rooftops of residential or commercial buildings.

Breaking Down the Barriers to Big Data Opportunity

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By Pubs Abayasiri, Associate Director – Digital Products, CLP, and Vidal Fernandez, Director – Big Data, CLP

There was a time, not long ago, where many of us operated and made decisions based largely on our knowledge and experience rather than data. That seems almost inconceivable these days when most of us are awake to the benefits of data-driven services.

Innovate ... Then What?

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Innovation is vital for a business to establish a competitive advantage. Putting it to work is another challenge in itself, however, and success often comes only after a protracted period of trial and error.

Take CLP’s digital solutions platform Smart Energy Connect  (SEC) as an example. Its ability to rebound from the setbacks it encountered in offering an indoor air quality solution provides a useful lesson in the value of persistence.

Blue Sky Thinking Gives CLP the Edge on Green Technology

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Many people talk about the importance of clean technology, but putting it into practice isn’t as simple. It involves challenges such as high implementation costs and a lack of immediate returns, and organisation has to be genuinely forward-looking in working towards sustainability. 

CLP India was an early adopter of clean technology and has gone on to demonstrate that – while costly in the short-term – it can end up giving a business a powerful competitive edge in the longer term.

A Throwaway Society That's Full to Overflowing

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Hong Kong is still a throwaway society, despite a growing environment awareness in recent years. Every day – shockingly – the city generates enough municipal solid waste to fill four Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Waste management is an increasing hot topic as Hong Kong’s three landfill sites stay on course to reach their capacity within a few years. As a result of insufficient waste infrastructure, landfill remains the major method of waste disposal.

Dazzling Solutions for a Sunnier Future

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Coming up with a bright, innovative idea is hard enough. Breaking through with that idea and making it a reality can be harder still.

That has been the experience of the solar industry in China. With a decline of state subsidies in recent years, tapping the potential of solar power stations to increase their capacity and efficiency to compensate for the reduction in subsidies has been a key focus for the country’s power industry.

'Ghost Brands' Deliver a Spirited Performance During Pandemic

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Hong Kong’s restaurants haven’t had it easy over the past year with the pandemic battering business and sending customer numbers plunging as people stay at home.

The very notion of opening a new restaurant in such a climate might seem insane – but there is one model of restaurant that has succeeded in the downturn because it involves no rent, no shop front, no dine-in areas, and no waiters. Just food and delivery.

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