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HK Electric Clean Energy Fund Extends to Kindergartens

17 Nov 2011

HK Electric Clean Energy Fund today extended its coverage to include kindergartens in its $1.22 million promotion of renewable energy (RE) programmes. Eight kindergartens will start their RE projects on campus in the coming year to sow green seeds in the hearts of children through fun.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony of HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2011/2012, Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum said he was delighted to see the inclusion of kindergartens as he welcomed the "learning through play" method of encouraging children to protect the environment.

"Kindergartens can introduce green education more systematically through our sponsorship. To promote environmental awareness in children helps build a sustainable future for Hong Kong," Mr. Tso added.

One kindergarten will install solar panels to power games that show students how the sun helps to generate electricity. Another will set up a greenhouse with solar panels to power an electric food waste decomposer. Students could learn the benefits of RE through personal experience of growing vegetables using fertilizers produced from food waste.

Mr. Tso said there was a record 77 applications this year and the number of awards has more than doubled to 26. They include two special schools – SAHK Ko Fook Iu Memorial School and Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun.

To encourage diversification and creativity, the Fund this year also welcomes projects on the making of education kits of RE and educational activities to promote low carbon living. These include a St Paul's Co-educational College student's plan to produce biodiesel from used coffee powder, and a Hong Kong University students' proposal to use mini-hydropower for farming in Southeast Asia. Mr Tso described them as "special and commendable".

The Fund has since 2006 sponsored 86 RE projects for different school levels. To enhance these activities, HK Electric today also launched a web-based platform, "Clean Energy.iShare", for the education sector to share knowledge and experience on the subject. Other activities including visits and school talks will be co-organised with the Environmental Division and Young Members Committee of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. For details, please visit: http://www.cleanenergyfund.hk/

The Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr. Stephen Chan who also addressed the ceremony said the projects sponsored by the Fund not only brought about interesting and daily-life learning experience to students in Hong Kong, but also built up a passion for and understanding of environmental conservation and RE. These efforts, he said, would eventually become a motivation for promotion of the RE development. He commended HK Electric for assisting schools proactively to provide resources for teachers and students to realize their green visions.

In addition to promoting RE in schools, HK Electric continues to increase the use of RE in power generation. The largest solar power system in Hong Kong, located at Lamma Power Station, has generated over 730,000 units of electricity so far. The Company is expanding the capacity of the system to 1MW by early next year. Progress has also been made at its offshore wind farm project with wind monitoring work to start by the end of this year. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2015.

The list of projects receiving the HK Electric Clean Energy Fund this year is as follows:

Kindergartens

Project Names

Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten

Clean Energy Playground

BGCAHK Cheerland Kindergarten (Wanchai)

Happy Green House

Anfield International Kindergarten

Pedal Power

Tsing Yi Trade Association Tin Shui Wai Kindergarten

Simple Life Start at Home

HK Council CCC Fuk Yau Kindergarten

Environmental Protection begins with Children

PLK Cheung Poon Mei Yee Kindergarten

Refreshing the Green Environment

Islamic Pok Oi Kindergarten

Learning Low Carbon Life

Tsing Yi Trade Association Shek Yam Kindergarten

Demonstrating a Low Carbon Life

Primary Schools

Project Names

Tsang Mui Millennium School

Aquaponics System on the Roof of School

Wong Tai Sin Government Primary School

Low Carbon and Environmental Pioneers

St. Edward's Catholic Primary School

Alternative Solar Energy - Thermoelectric Generator

Shanghai Alumni Primary School

Reduce Carbon for Tomorrow @ SAPS

PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School

Exploring Renewable Energy

CCC Chuen Yuen Second Primary School

Chuen Yuen Fruitful Corner

Lok Sin Tong Yeung Chung Ming Primary School

Learn More about Low Carbon and RE

TWGH Tang Shiu Kin Primary School

Power Generation by Cycling and Environmental Protection Promotion Campaign

Secondary Schools

Project Names

CMA Secondary School

CMA ECO-BOT

Kowloon True Light Middle School

RE - Application of Solar Energy

St. Paul's Co-educational College

Caffeinated Diesel

Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School

Fuel Cell Car Design Competition for Primary School Students

Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School of MFBM

Sustainable Food Chain Programme

DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School

Solar Powered Tricycle

HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Green Art Science

Special Schools

Project Names

SAHK Ko Fook Iu Memorial School

Keep Future Illuminated (KFI)

Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun

Living a Green Life

Tertiary Institutes

Project Names

The University of Hong Kong

Mini-hydropower Technologies Designed for Rural Villages in the Developing World

A total of 26 schools, including eight kindergartens, receive funding from HK Electric Clean Energy Fund to promote renewable energy on school campus. Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum (centre), is delighted to see the inclusion of kindergartens in the Fund and welcomes the "learning through play" method of encouraging children to protect the environment.

A total of 26 schools, including eight kindergartens, receive funding from HK Electric Clean Energy Fund to promote renewable energy on school campus. Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum (centre), is delighted to see the inclusion of kindergartens in the Fund and welcomes the "learning through play" method of encouraging children to protect the environment.

The Fund has since 2006 sponsored renewable energy projects in 77 schools with a total funding of more than $6 million. Mr. Tso (third from left) said a web-based platform, "Clean Energy.iShare", is launched today for the education sector to share knowledge and experience.

The Fund has since 2006 sponsored renewable energy projects in 77 schools with a total funding of more than $6 million. Mr. Tso (third from left) said a web-based platform, "Clean Energy.iShare", is launched today for the education sector to share knowledge and experience.

This year the Fund has received a recordnumber of 77 applications and awards havemore than doubled to 26, including eightkindergartens and two special schools.

This year the Fund has received a recordnumber of 77 applications and awards havemore than doubled to 26, including eightkindergartens and two special schools.

HK Electric Clean Energy Fund Extends to Kindergartens
HK Electric Clean Energy Fund Extends to Kindergartens
At the award presentation ceremony, kindergarten kids impress upon the audience by introducing their school projects in Putonghua, Cantonese and English.

At the award presentation ceremony, kindergarten kids impress upon the audience by introducing their school projects in Putonghua, Cantonese and English.

Two primary school students show how their school will set up a solar-powered aquaponics system to grow vegetables and rear fish.

Two primary school students show how their school will set up a solar-powered aquaponics system to grow vegetables and rear fish.

Students from St Paul's Co-educational College have initiated a project to produce biodiesel from used coffee powder.

Students from St Paul's Co-educational College have initiated a project to produce biodiesel from used coffee powder.

CMA Secondary School uses a robot to introduce its project that aims to promote the characteristics of renewable energy.

CMA Secondary School uses a robot to introduce its project that aims to promote the characteristics of renewable energy.