(Central News Agency reporter Zhang Ai, Taipei, 21st) Chairman of the National Development Council Gong Mingxin said today that promoting net-zero transformation will reverse the risk of high dependence on imported energy. Now that Taiwan has successfully developed offshore wind power, it has become a model for South Korea and other countries to learn from, but hydrogen energy Development is “really a bit slow.” Taiwan is currently starting with a demonstration of hydrogen co-firing, but many countries are already developing hydrogen vehicles. We hope to catch up in the next one or two years.
The Ernst & Young Technology Forum in Yushan was launched today. When Gong Mingxin delivered a special speech on national competitiveness in the net-zero era, he shared that he participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Bi-Ministers’ Meeting last week and accompanied APEC Taiwan leader representative and TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou to attend the leaders’ summit. In addition to supply chain resilience and security and AI applications, the topics that concern us are sustainable development.
Gong Mingxin recounted that at that time, many leaders pointed out that sustainability was important and called for what should be done, but only Taiwan really proposed “what we have done” in the energy transformation. For example, Zhang Zhongmou mentioned that in 2016 and 2017, various circles of society responded to offshore wind power. When there were still doubts, Taiwan took this step ahead of other Asia-Pacific countries. From scratch, it now has more than 200 offshore wind turbines, weathering typhoons and earthquakes safely, and becoming a model for South Korea and other countries.
Gong Mingxin said that Taiwan is a country with a high degree of trade dependence and faces carbon border tariff issues. Therefore, carbon reduction is not only related to sustainable environmental protection and ethics, but also a “life and death issue” for industrial and economic development, because Taiwan has no way to be excluded from the global outside the trading system.
He pointed out that the government has successively announced the 2050 net-zero target, enshrined the target into law, and announced a road map and key strategies. Now that there are phased results, follow-up implementation is also very important; in the energy sector, renewable energy is the top priority. That is solar power, wind power, and hydrogen energy and CCUS (carbon capture, reuse and storage) combined with natural gas must be developed as soon as possible.
He further said that in terms of hydrogen energy, after seeing the whole world, “I found that our progress is really a bit slow.” Other countries, especially Japan and South Korea, have been pushing hard. Now Taiwan has started to introduce hydrogen co-firing demonstrations. However, many countries have begun to develop hydrogen vehicles, and I hope “(Taiwan) can catch up in the next one or two years.”
When it comes to energy costs, Gong Mingxin said that as the amount of renewable energy expands, the average cost will drop rapidly; according to relevant information from the International Energy Agency (IEA), compared with coal, photovoltaic, onshore wind power, and offshore wind power are equalized The cost is the lowest, and this is true across the United States, China, Europe, and India.
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Gong Mingxin pointed out that promoting net-zero transformation can also reverse Taiwan’s high risk of imported energy dependence. The dependence will drop from 97.4% in 2021 to less than 50% in 2050. In other words, the impact of international energy price fluctuations on Taiwan will be It will be very small; at the same time, by 2030, it is expected to drive 4 trillion yuan of private investment in the four major supply chains of photovoltaics, wind power, electric vehicles, and energy storage.
Regarding the central government’s net-zero budget preparation, he pointed out that 66.2 billion yuan will be allocated in 2023 and 96.4 billion yuan will be allocated in 2024. “This amount will definitely increase year by year.” The main plan for the net-zero transformation in 2050 and the budget to 2030 There are nearly 900 billion yuan. (Editor: Zhai Sijia) 1121121