BEC CEO Dialogue, a biannual signature event of Business Environment Council Limited (BEC), took place on 24 April 2023 with the theme Strategic Leadership in Leveraging Energy Transition Opportunities. The platform for ideas exchange featured Peter Wong, Managing Director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) as guest of honour; Anne Yu, Board Director of BEC; and Simon Ng, Chief Executive Officer of BEC.
The three executives discussed capitalising on opportunities during energy transition to contribute towards carbon neutrality along the sustainability journey.
Ng stressed that transition to renewable energy is a key solution to overcoming climate challenge and achieving net zero while Wong provided insights on Towngas’ strategic visions of accelerating energy transition in alignment with Hong Kong’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal.
Viewing the current climate crisis as an opportunity rather than a challenge, Wong highlighted the development of renewable businesses by the energy company in recent years such as zero-carbon smart industrial parks on the Chinese mainland. Besides converting biomass and organic waste resources into energy to turn energy production ‘from grey to green’, the feasibility of extracting hydrogen from its gas pipelines is also being explored to promote development of new energy in Hong Kong. —Construction+ Online