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Hong Kong – anti-nuclear protest and petition

A study by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department shows that wind and solar energy can meet 21 percent of electricity demand if these alternative power sources are fully developed in the region.

Greens dead set against nuclear plan, The Standard, Natalie Wong, November 01, 2010About 30 Greenpeace activists staged a “die-in” protest on a Mong Kok street yesterday to dramatize their opposition to a government plan to tap mainland nuclear plants for more electricity.

One of the protest leaders, Prentice Koo Wai- muk, called the proposal “the most irresponsible and dangerous path” to tackle climate change.The protesters gathered more than 900 signatures for their “No Nuclear Power” petition.”The government’s plan is putting our next generation at great risk with its one-sided, incomplete and misleading portrayal of nuclear power. It is the most irresponsible and dangerous path to tackle climate change,” Koo said. T”Currently there is no safe treatment available for radioactive waste.”…….

The group called for a comprehensive regional risk assessment and transparency on any site proposed for a new nuclear plant.

Koo also called on the bureau to map out long- term strategies to improve energy efficiency and expand the use of renewable resources.

A study by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department shows that wind and solar energy can meet 21 percent of electricity demand if these alternative power sources are fully developed in the region.

Greens dead set against nuclear plan – The Standard

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