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"Energy Saving for All" youth competitions launched today (with photos)

     The Youth Energy Saving Award and the New Energy New Generation Solar Car Competition organised by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department were launched today (July 6). As part of the "Energy Saving for All" Campaign, the competitions aim to enhance young people's knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

     The Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr Frank Chan, officiated at the launching ceremony and appealed to young people to join the competitions and become the leaders of the new "Energy Wise" generation. He also encouraged them to work together to save energy and help develop Hong Kong into a low-carbon and liveable city.

     The Youth Energy Saving Award Competition is divided into primary school, secondary school and open group categories. The open group is for students of tertiary institutions and young people under the age of 25. Participants will form a 10-member team and propose energy-saving measures for their households or organisations. They will also be required to propose innovative and effective ways to promote renewable energy and energy-saving measures to the public. Apart from promoting environmental protection, the competition helps to spread a caring culture in the community. Each winning team will be granted a cash reward for donation to a non-governmental organisation nominated by them for providing youth services.

     At the launching ceremony today, 11 teams joining the New Energy New Generation Solar Car Competition also held a pledging ceremony. Each team will design and construct a solar car with the integration of environmental technologies and innovative elements. The competition will be held in January next year and the teams will compete for four awards, namely the Renewable Energy Capture and Conversion Efficiency Award, the Energy Efficiency Design Award, the Innovative Design Award and the Best Team Spirit Award.

     The event also showcased the fifth-generation solar-powered electric car, SOPHIE V, developed by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, including a demonstration of its operation.

     For information about participating in the Youth Energy Saving Award and the "Energy Saving for All" Campaign, please visit the website

Ends/Monday, July 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:05


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