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Jul 10
TSMC, ASE offer sustainable supply chain carbon reduction solutions
Senior executives from key manufacturers, including ASE Technology Holding and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), gathered at a summit forum on July 9 to discuss their progress and goals for achieving net-zero carbon emissions.
To enhance corporate investment momentum in Taiwan and address talent shortages, Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) said it is considering a system similar to Japan's "J-Skip" program, which allows those with a master's degree or higher, or advanced skills and a certain income level, to apply for permanent residency after just one year.
In a push to decarbonize, the Indian government is ramping up policy support for hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles. The National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to promote large-scale adoption of hydrogen technology across various sectors, including fiscal support for fuel cell vehicle (FCV) pilots targeting commercial buses and long-haul trucks.
Launching a floating offshore wind demonstration program will solidify Taiwan's pioneering position in the APAC region's energy transition. Carlos Martín Rivals, CEO of BlueFloat Energy, has called for urgent action to realize floating offshore wind projects in Taiwan. He stressed the importance of announcing a feed-in tariff (FIT) by Q3 2024 to derisk developer activities.
Taiwan startup Carbon Shuttle is betting big on innovative carbon-based materials to transform the recycling of precious metals from electronic waste, a critical component in major tech companies' sustainability efforts.
Asia's corporate clean energy market is poised for explosive growth, but significant challenges remain in meeting surging demand. Despite global energy market disruptions, investments in the energy transition continue to grow, with 2023 marking a record US$1.7 trillion in energy transition investments.
The domestic carbon credit trading regulations in Taiwan are set to be implemented on August 15. According to Jian-Zhong Tian, President of Taiwan Carbon Solution Exchange, the domestic carbon credit trading platform has completed its initial framework and is currently testing detailed connection systems. The platform is expected to launch officially in early October at the earliest.
In a keynote that resonated across the global renewable energy sector, Sam Kimmins, Director of Energy at the Climate Group, highlighted the remarkable progress and ambitious goals of RE100. While nuclear energy remains outside RE100's scope, the focus on diverse renewable solutions and technological advancements promises a sustainable energy future.
Taiwan, already a leader in fixed-bottom offshore wind energy in the Asia-Pacific region, is setting its sights on floating wind technology to maintain its competitive edge.
Google's 2024 environmental report outlines progress and challenges toward achieving its net zero carbon emissions goal. It emphasizes the struggles to secure clean energy in the Asia-Pacific region, revealing that only 18% of energy in Taiwan's data centers is carbon-free.
As the global push for sustainable energy gains momentum, Taiwan is positioning itself at the forefront of the emerging floating wind sector. Raoul Kubitschek, Managing Director of NIRAS Taiwan, recently urged the Taiwanese government to commit to a floating wind auction model immediately.
As the global race for sustainable energy intensifies, Taiwan is making bold moves in the nascent floating wind sector. Despite only 200 MW of operational projects worldwide, led by France, Scotland, and Norway, industry projections suggest a surge of up to 50 GW in the coming years. Taiwan aims to be at the forefront of this green energy revolution.