ECCT and Taipower offer solutions to help Taiwan achieve net zero emissions

08 December 2023 17:30

Center for Green Economy

Taipei - The European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, or ECCT, and Taiwan Power Company, or Taipower, published the “Paving the Way to Net-Zero Power” report to showcase innovative solutions to reduce Taiwan’s carbon footprint. The report covers energy policy, energy supplies, the electrical grid, and demand.

Both Europe and Taiwan aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Now, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan, or ECCT, and Taiwan Power Company, or Taipower, have drawn on their networks of business leaders, experts, and officials to compile a list of solutions to help Taiwan reach that goal.

Contained in the “Paving the Way to Net-Zero Power” report published on December 5, the solutions impact energy policy, energy supplies, the electrical grid, and consumer demand, a press release explained. “The purpose of the report is to provide policy and technological solutions to help Taiwan to move faster along the path to net zero power and overall net zero emissions,” wrote the ECCT.

Many of the ideas come from ECCT and Taipower workshops where company representatives shared their successes and challenges. The solutions therefore include green hydrogen, geothermal energy, deploying electric vehicles, optimizing energy storage, upgrading power grids, improving risk management, as well as supporting solar power, on and offshore wind, wind turbine blade recycling, and floating offshore wind energy.

Other sections of the report include analyses on decarbonizing the semiconductor supply chain, energy savings and consumption reduction, energy-efficient lighting, strategies for “embodied” carbon reduction, and EV logistics.

The report also devotes significant attention to current zero carbon policies adopted by the European Economic and Trade Office, the French Office in Taipei, and the Taiwanese government. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ roadmap to net zero policies is also in the report. ce/jd

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