Taiwan's current renewable energy targets and roll-out plans are probably underestimating future demand
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have announced that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used in its 300MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. According to a press release issued today, the deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered.
The European Commission has published recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission’s A Clean Planet for All strategy in November 2018.
The full-day forum was arranged by the ECCT's Mobility committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (EPA), the Ministry of transportation and Communication (MOTC) and the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO). The purpose of the forum was to offer international insights and best practices on topics that are crucial to the future development of NEVs, namely, policies, charging infrastructure and business models. At the event opening re-marks were made by the guests of honour. This was followed by three sessions featuring senior officials and industry experts from Europe and Taiwan. Each session was concluded with a panel discussion in which all speakers from the session PARTICIPATED THE MORNING SESSION FOCUSED ON THE TOPIC "POLICIES, SUCCESSFUL CASES and challenges" while the two afternoon sessions focused on "Charging infra-structure and business models".
Due to a 0.6% decrease in energy consumption (including electricity consumption) in 2019 compared to 2018 and a 4.5% decrease in the electricity emission coefficient, Taiwan's CO2 emissions from fuel combustion fell 3.2% to 258.72 million metric tons in 2019.
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) cooperated with Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), to arrange the forum to discuss technologies and strategies to improve energy efficiency, renewable energy trading and corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Taiwan. The forum featured two keynote speeches and two sessions on the topics of “Holistic energy saving strategy and efficiency programmes” and “Corporate renewable purchase agreement (PPA) structures and case studies”, featuring presentations by speakers from government and industry.
The ECCT is pleased to welcome its newest member of staff. Li Kuo (first name Li, surname Kuo) has been hired as Committee Officer for the Wind Energy committee. In this role, as a dedicated staff member for the committee, Li will coordinate the committee's affairs, including arranging meetings with government, public events, visits and other activities for the committee.