Energy saving campaign launched

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong today launched the Energy Saving for All 2019 Campaign to encourage the public to save energy and do more to mitigate climate change.

Jointly organised by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, the campaign comprises the Energy Saving Charter 2019, the 4T Charter and the Energy Saving Championship Scheme 2019.

About 3,800 organisations have signed up for the Energy Saving Charter this year, pledging to maintain temperatures at their premises between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius from June to September.

They also vowed to switch off appliances when not in use and procure energy-efficient devices.

More than 1,500 premises have joined the 4T Charter with the goal of setting an action timeline target and reporting energy saving results.

Noting the Government is championing the low-carbon transition of Hong Kong, Mr Wong said the Council for Sustainable Development has been invited to engage the public on a long-term decarbonisation strategy.

"I encourage members of the public to actively provide their views on issues such as energy saving and carbon emission reduction, with a view of supporting Hong Kong to deepen decarbonisation and combat climate change."

Click here for the campaign details.