26 Sep 2013

Lunch meeting: Wind farms in Hong Kong with Ms Cindy Choi

We had two birthday boys today, Rtn Paul and Rtn David; we sang a birthday song to them and President Adrian presented a bottle of red wine to each of them as birthday gifts.

President Adrian also proudly presented The Paul Harris Fellowship certificate and pin to Rtn Paul van Brenkelen.

Our speaker today was Ms. Cindy Choi, Vice-chairman of the Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong.  She spoke about the proposal to construct offshore wind farms in Hong Kong in its southeastern water.  If approved, the plan is to install 67 turbines to produce less than one percent of Hong Kong’s annual electricity needs.  Opposing viewpoints note that the maintenance cost is immensely subsidized by consumers and taxpayers and the nature of the electricity supply is unstable. Additionally, some environmental damage may be associated with the construction of the wind farm.

We collected HK$830 for raffle and fines.  Cindy helped to draw the raffle gifts, whic were a box of Chocolate and a camp chair donated by PP Nick.  The winners were Rtn Jim and Rtn Ernie.