Conference on Energy Efficiency in Asia under U.S.-Taiwan Global Cooperation and Training Framework: Promoting and Strengthening Further Reginal Energy Cooperation
Organization: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs Publish Date: 2016-07-11 14:04
U.S.-Taiwan Global Cooperation and Training Framework: Conference on Energy Efficiency in Asia, co-hosted by Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Energy, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been successfully closed on June 17th after two-day vivid discussion.
Consensus has been made that energy efficiency should be viewed as the core issue and energy saving targets should be set with milestones, in order to achieve the vision of sustainable development and low-carbon society. On energy efficiency policies and measures, differential strategies should be made for distinct targeted groups, and appropriate incentives should be provided to encourage enhanced efficiency in all sectors. On industrial energy conservation, auditing system and counseling services can urge large electricity users to develop energy-saving measures. On residential and commercial building energy efficiency, green buildings and community as well as energy integration management should be pursued with increasing efforts in the future. Last but not least, on electricity system, in addition to improving generation efficiency of thermal power plants and reducing carbon emission, infrastructure should be upgraded to integrate different sources of power generation and to facilitate efficiency in transmission.
Therefore, countries should continue cooperation and dialogues on policy and technologies within governments, industries, and research institutes to promote reginal integration and energy stability. By introducing policy and green finance mechanism to promote market-oriented R&D and with the assistance of proper standards and regulations, we can not only develop secure, efficient and clean energy, but also increase energy efficiency in all sectors to face climate change and assure economic growth.
The opening remarks of the conference were delivered by Mr. Wei-Fuu Yang, the Vice Minister of ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs, Mr. Robert W. Forden, the Acting Director of AIT, Mr. James Huang, Director of New Southbound Policy Office, and Ambassador Leo Chen-Jan Lee, the Vice Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Matt J Matthews, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Senior Official for APEC of U.S. Department of State, was also invited to address a keynote speech on the vision of Asia-Pacific cooperation regarding energy efficiency. Presentations were given by 10 energy experts from the U.S. and Taiwan, with discussions involving 18 guests from countries of the Asia-Pacific region such as Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka. About 220 participants from the government, industry and academia attended the conference.
Bureau of Energy said the theme of this year's conference is energy efficiency, which focuses on the development of efficiency in all sectors and serves as a complement to last year's successful event on promoting wider adoption of renewable energy. With the support and planning from Taiwan Green Productivity Foundation, this conference was accompanied by an exhibition to demonstrate Taiwan's accomplishments on related energy efficiency industry. It is hoped that through continual regional industrial cooperation and communication, the development of energy efficiency can be further facilitated and a low-carbon society of sustainable growth can be realized.
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