Dr. Lo Tek Sheng, Kevin (盧笛聲博士)

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Melbourne (Australia)

Office: SMC 12/F, College of International Education, Shek Mun
Tel: (852) 3411 3397
Fax: (852) 3411 5990
Email: lokevin@hkbu.edu.hk
Personal homepage: www.lokevin.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Env., University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Sc., Brunel University London, UK
B.Sc. (Hons.), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

TEACHING

Global Energy Development
Energy Audit and Carbon Management
Research Methods and Statistics
Renewable energy systems and Technology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Energy geography and governance
Urban and rural studies
Northeast China

RESEARCH PROJECTS

China’s Low-Carbon City Initiative: Authoritarian Environmentalism and Climate Policy Experimentation, Early Career Scheme awarded by Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2017-2020, HKD 820,000.

Talent Introduction Project awarded by Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2016-2020, CNY 400,000.

HK Solar Map: A GIS Web Application for Rooftop Photovoltaics, Digital Scholarship Grant awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University, 2016-2017, HKD 80,000.

Local Climate Governance in China: A Systematic National Survey of Local Low-Carbon Responses, Faculty Research Grant awarded by Hong Kong Baptist University, 2015-2016, HKD 49,000.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Lo, K and Wang, M (2017). Low-carbon (re-)industrialization: Lessons from China, in Nawratek, K (eds), Urban Re-Industrialization, Punctum Books, Brooklyn, 149-158.

Tan, J, Zhang P, Lo, K, Li J and Liu S (2017). Conceptualizing and measuring economic resilience of resource-based cities: Case study of Northeast China. Chinese Geographical Science, 27(3): 471–481.

Lo, K (2017). Renewable energy development in Hong Kong: Potential, progress, and barriers. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 4, 50-55.

Lo, K (2017). Grassroots environmentalism and low-carbon cities, in Dhakal, S and Ruth, M (eds.), Creating Low Carbon Cities, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 43-50.

Tong, W, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Chen, T and Gao, R (2017). Age-differentiated impact of land appropriation and resettlement on landless farmers: A case study of Xinghua village, China. Geographical Research, 55, 293-304.

Lo, K (2017). Asian energy challenges in the Asian century. Journal of Asian Energy Studies, 1, 1-6.

Lo, K, Xue, L and Wang, M (2016). Spatial restructuring through poverty alleviation resettlement in rural China. Journal of Rural Studies, 47, 496-505.

Guo, F, Lo, K and Tong, L (2016). Eco-efficiency analysis of industrial systems in the Songhua River basin: A decomposition model approach. Sustainability, 8, 1271.

Tan, J, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Li, J and Liu, S (2016). The urban transition performance of resource-based cities in Northeast China. Sustainability, 8, 1022.

Li, J, Lo, K, Zhang, P and Guo, M (2016). Consumer travel behaviors and transport carbon emissions: A comparative study of commercial centers in Shenyang, China. Energies, 9, 765.

Li, H, Lo, K, Wang, M, Zhang, P and Xue, L (2016). Industrial energy consumption in Northeast China under the revitalisation strategy: A decomposition and policy analysis. Energies, 9, 549.

Lo, K (2015). How authoritarian is the environmental governance of China? Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 152-159.

Lo, K, Li, H and Wang, M (2015). Energy conservation in China’s energy-intensive enterprises: An empirical study of the Ten-Thousand Enterprises Program. Energy for Sustainable Development, 27, 105-111.

Li, H, Lo, K and Wang, M (2015). Economic transformation of mining cities in transition economies: Lessons from Daqing, Northeast China. International Development Planning Review, 37, 311-328.

Yang, S, Wang, C, Lo, K, Wang, M and Liu, L (2015). Quantifying and mapping spatial variability of Shanghai household carbon footprints. Frontiers in Energy, 9, 115-124.

Lo, K (2015). The “Warm Houses” program: Insulating existing buildings through compulsory retrofits. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 9, 63-67.

Lo, K (2015). Campus sustainability in Chinese higher education institutions: Focuses, motivation and challenges. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 16, 34-43.

Lo, K (2015). Governing China’s clean energy transition: Policy reforms, flexible implementation and the need for empirical investigation. Energies, 8, 13255-13264.

Li, J, Zhang, P, Lo, K, Guo, M, Wang, M (2015). Reducing carbon emissions from shopping trips: Evidence from China. Energies, 8, 10043-10057.

Lo, K (2014). Urban carbon governance and the transition towards low-carbon urbanism: Review of a global phenomenon. Carbon Management, 5, 269-283.

Lo, K (2014). China’s low-carbon city initiatives: The implementation gap and the limits of the target responsibility system. Habitat International, 42, 236-244.

Liu, S, Zhang, P and Lo, K (2014). Urbanization in remote areas: A case study of the Heilongjiang Reclamation Area, Northeast China. Habitat International, 42, 103-110.

Lo, K (2014). A critical review of China’s rapidly developing renewable energy and energy efficiency policies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 29, 508-516.

Lo, K (2013). Deliberating on the energy cap in China: The key to a low-carbon future? Carbon Management, 4, 365-367.

Lo, K (2013). Energy conservation in China’s higher education institutions. Energy Policy, 56, 703-710.

Lo, K and Wang, M (2013). Energy Conservation in China’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan Period: Continuation or Paradigm Shift? Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 18, 499-507.

Lo, K and Wang, M (2013). The development and localisation of a foreign gated community in Beijing. Cities, 30, 186-192.

Liu, S, Zhang, P, Jiang, X and Lo, K (2013). Measuring sustainable urbanization in China: A case study of the coastal Liaoning Area. Sustainability Science, 8, 585-594.