[Genesis 1:26; NIV] Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
In response to the increasing end-use energy consumption as well as the Government’s international commitment to reduce energy intensity (like reducing energy intensity by at least 25% by 2030 with 2005 as the base year in joint effort to tackle the climate change reduction in energy intensity in Hong Kong) and tackle issues of climate change, it is necessary to develop and establish a research unit to study and formulate formulating a comprehensive energy policy that addresses energy demand and supply, and related issues including transport, environment and technology innovation. A comprehensive energy policy should be able to ensure a safe, secure, reliable and cost effective energy supply under sustainable development environment. However, there is no research center or unit for energy and environmental policy analysis in Hong Kong to provide a comprehensive research studies for the above mentioned issues. Hence, we establish the Unit to satisfy this need.