Year of Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction: MOEA Help Industrial Parks Cut Emissions through Joint Efforts E-mail
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 Year of Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction: MOEA Help Industrial Parks Cut Emissions through Joint Efforts

Chinese Taipei

June, 2010


To broaden achievements in carbon reduction and help industry conserve energy and cut carbon emissions, the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), MOEA, Chinese Taipei, inaugurated " Industrial Greenhouse and Energy Reduction Services Corps" in 2009, providing over 1500 consultations within the year. These consultations include on-site investigations and over 2,000 suggestions for boilers, compressors, refrigeration units, electric power and lighting systems, manufacturing processes, and the re-use of steam and waste heat. If implemented, these measures would reduce 650,000-plus metric tones of CO2 equivalent, and lower industrial energy expenses by at least NT$500 million.

IDB specifically broadened its assistance and services to factories in industrial parks in its 2010 "Industrial Greenhouse and Energy Reduction Services Corps Plan". This was in line with widening conservation consultations during the "Year of Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction" and with "Renewal Plan for Outmoded Industrial Parks" to enhance environmental protection efforts.

Carbon Reduction by Everyone

As per Bureau of Energy (BOE), Ministry of Economic Affairs, Chinese Taipei, in the Year for Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction (2010), the energy conservation measures being boosted in governmental agencies and schools will be used as models for industry and all society.

In addition, energy efficiency and energy-saving management measures are also being broadened according to the recently passed amendment to the "Energy Management Act". The relevant regulations are as follows:

  1. Regulations related to specific energy users: On 7 July 2010 it was stipulated that large service providers (including hotels, department stores, wholesale supermarkets, supermarket chains, convenience stores, personal care stores, and electronics retailers) were obliged to "prevent leakage of air-conditioned air" and "stop using incandescent bulbs." BOE has conducted spot checks and provided onsite advices related to "prevent leakage of air-conditioned air" at Chinese Taipei's seven largest service industry retailers. After examining 5,251 retail outlets, it found a high compliance rate of 97.9%, with 665,000 kWh of electricity saved per year. As for the "prohibition on incandescent bulbs," 82 hotels were investigated, of which 52 had completed replacing the incandescent bulbs over 25W whose brightness could not be adjusted. The observed compliance rate of 63.4% would lead to electricity savings of 432,000 kWh per year.
  2.  Energy efficiency labels for electric products and vehicles Effective on 1 July 2010, manufacturers are required to place energy efficiency labels on their air conditioners, refrigerators and vehicles. In the future, this will be expanded to light bulbs, dehumidifiers and related products.

To the end of July, 28 products, 261 brands, and 4,438 models have received verifications on energy efficiency labels.

BOE has launched a website named "Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction - It's Up to Me" ( This website allows civilians experience a joyful spirit on "how energy saving lifestyles can be lived everywhere" through several aspects of life: food, clothing, residence, transportation, education, and entertainment.

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