Actively promoting renewable energies, increase the percentage of self-sufficient energy

Wind power generation

  • Currently the total installed volume capacity of wind power is 376.6 thousand kW, 198 units in total. The annual electricity generating volume is about 1.017 billion kWhs, which would be sufficient for the need of 254,000 households. The energy contribution is calculated for 250,000 kiloliters of oil equivalent, which can effectively reduce 603.9 thousand metric tons of CO2.


  • Currently the domestic system installation, including the solar roofs, solar campus and emergency disaster sets in remote Islands, totals 408 with total volume capacity 4,291 kW, annual electricity generation volume 5.15 million kWhs, which is equivalent to 3,280 tons of CO2 emissions reduction.
  • The Government will initiate the "100,000 roofs Sunshine Program," which is expected to reach 20,000 installations by 2012 with the volume capacity 60MW in producing 72 million kWhs in electricity from solar power annually, equivalent to 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions reduction. A NT$9 billion in subsidy is projected to be provided, while it will lead to 18 billion output value from related industries.


Biomass fuel

  • Since July 15, 2008, the sales of vehicle using diesel with 1% biodiesel added can reduce 38.50 million liters of fossil diesel fuel usage, which is equivalent to 100 million barrels of imported oil and reduce 12.6 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
  • The "Green Official Vehicle Pioneer Project" has led to the supply of E3 ethanol gasoline at eight gas stations in Taipei City. Official vehicles within Taipei City take the lead to apply the E3 ethanol added gasoline. Meanwhile E3 opens to the customers for voluntary adoption with incentive of I NT/liter price reduction. To date, the accumulated volume of E3 ethanol gasoline usage totaled 3,373 kiloliters, about 212 tons of CO2 emissions reduction.

Biomass fuel

Actively promote energy conservation, reduce energy demand

Enhance overall energy efficiency

  • The energy intensity in Taiwan has decreased to 9.11 liters of oil equivalent/ thousand NT in 2008 from 9.65 in 2005, 9.42 in 2006, and 9.36 in 2007 with an average of 1.9% decrease per year, close to the original target of 2%. The overall performance of the increase in energy efficiency and the promotion of energy conservation has gradually emerged

Promoting voluntary energy conservation (chain stores, wholesale, group enterprise)

  • Implement the endorsements of voluntary energy conservation agreement with the five major chain convenience stores (7-eleven, FamilyMart, etc.) and set 5 to 10% as the energy conservation target which will save 85 million kWhs of electricity, 21000 kiloliters oil equivalent, within the following three years.
  • Implement the endorsements of voluntary energy conservation agreement with the seven hypermarket chains (Carrefour, RT-Mart, B&Q, TK3C, etc.) set 2 to 6% as the energy conservation target which will save 60 million kWhs electricity, 15000 kiloliters oil equivalent, within the following three years.
  • Implement the endorsements of voluntary energy conservation agreement with the 19 hospital groups, 21 hotel groups, and 13 department store groups, totaled 53 groups with 166 operating sites. These groups will save 5% electricity usage as the target within three years, projected 130 million kWhs in saving within three years.

Extend the energy conservation services

  • Since the establishment of the full deployment of energy conservation service system in October, 2008, as the start of the "Comprehensive Energy Conservation Service Center", it is projected that it will provide consultation on energy conservation to 4,712 households and lead to an energy saving of 525,000 kiloliters of oil equivalent in industry, which equals a saving of NT$10.7 billion in energy costs.

Promote energy technical services

  • Assist offices and schools to implement the demonstration projects in assuring the energy conservation achievement. It is projected the saving rate will be 29 ~ 58% for each implementation. According to the statistics of cases in 2008, the overall energy conservation benefit could reach 1,907 kiloliters of oil equivalent that save 27.21 million NT annually.

Promote energy conservation in government agencies and schools

  • The Executive Yuan approved the “comprehensive measures energy conservation and carbon reduction among government agencies and schools" on August 6, 2008, which regulates negative growth on the usage of electricity and oil of the government offices and the schools yearly. The target is 7% energy saving by 2015. By the end of 2007, the statistics revealed the usage of electricity of the offices and the schools have achieved yearly target, a negative growth of -1.73% in electricity usage.  

Popularize of high-efficiency electric appliances

  • Publish the minimum allowable energy efficiency standard for electric appliances.
  • The amendment s on energy ef f iciency certification stand of 11 Energy Saving Label Products.
  • Establish internet Mall of Energy Saving Label products.

Promote Energy Saving Label products

  • Integrate with hypermarkets, newspapers, radio and television media in promoting the Energy Saving Label products. To date, 27 products, 184 brands, and 2,959 models have been certified, and the use of Energy Saving Label piece number has accumulated to 61.2 million, an estimated annual energy savings of 80000 kiloliters of oil equivalent.

Subsidize the public in purchasing Energy Saving Label products

  • The Ministry of Economic Affairs has subsidized the public in purchasing the three domestic products as air-conditioners, refrigerators and washing machines with Energy Saving Labels, NT$2000 for each unit. It is projected the sale of the products will grow to 265 thousand units, from 122 thousand units. The total sale will reach NT$9 billion. The total unit number has accumulated to 230 thousand since the implementation of this measure.  

Attaining the result of energy-saving through floating oil price mechanism

Attain the floating oil price mechanism. The consumption of vehicle gasoline and diesel were 9.445 million kiloliters and 4.318 million kiloliters respectively in 2008. In comparing with those in 2007, they were decrease by 512,000 kiloliters and 12000 kiloliters respectively with growth rates of -5.14% and +0.28%, respectively.

Attaining the result of energy-saving measures through discount measure of electricity tariff discounts

The electricity consumption increased by 330 million kWhs (+1.29%) during January and June, 2008 in comparison with the same period of the previous year. While, in effect of the implementation of tariff discounts, the accumulated electricity consumption was 89.43 billion kWhs during July to December, decreasing by 2.59 billion kWhs comparing to the same period in the previous year, of which the lighting electricity consumption decreased 890 million kWhs comparing with that of the previous year.

table 2008