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2012-04-05
ME co-hosts Symposium on Advanced Technology in Energy Systems for a Quality Environment

More than 250 participants from power-supply industry, government organizations, consultant firms, contractors, researchers and students attended The Symposium on Advanced Technology in Energy Systems for a Quality Environment, co-organized by Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Hong Kong Branch (IMechE) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Department, PolyU on 21 March 2012.

The theme of the Symposium is “Enhancing Convenience and Quality Life in a World Class City – Sustainable energy policy and technology”. The Symposium aims at providing a forum for the policy makers, government officers, consultants, engineering professionals, researchers and energy system providers to exchange views on the advance technologies in energy systems and share views on optimizing the fuel mix of power generation. The framework of the Symposium is to introduce evolving technologies in various types of power generation plant and discuss the optimal fuel mix in Hong Kong when viewing from a global perspective.

The Symposium was officially opened by Ir Edmund KH Leung, Chairman of Symposium Steering Committee. Dr Kitty Poon, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR was invited to deliver Opening Address. Following by the opening ceremony was a keynote session during which views and experience were shared by Prof. Stuart Cameron, Vice President of IMechE and Dr. Otto Poon, Chairman of Hong Kong Climate Change Forum. A forum on “Optimization of Fuel Mix for Power Generation” was also arranged in the afternoon session of the Symposium.