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Taiwan satsar på miljöbilar

Pressmeddelande   •   Dec 02, 2009 17:05 CET

När klimatkonferensen i Köpenhamn hålls den 7-18 december kommer ministern för Taiwans Environment Protection Administration, Stephen Shen, att träffa europeiska miljöministrar för att utbyta idéer och förslag.

Taiwans president Ma Ying-jeou tror att endast ett officiellt deltagande vid konferensen kan leda till en ökad internationell förståelse för Taiwans arbete att minska koldioxidutsläpp. Under 2008 minskade energikonsumtionen i Taiwan med 4 miljarder kilowattimmar, vilket innebar att utsläppet av växthusgaser minskade med 4,4 procent.

Taiwan satsar hårt på miljöbilar. Personer som köper en bil som kan köras på både bensin och motorgas kommer snart att kunna dra av NT$25000 (ca. 5300 svenska kronor) på varuskatten. Taiwan kommer även att lägga elbilsindustrin till listan över nya framväxande industrier som den stödjer.  Ministry of Economic Affairs kommer att föreslå införandet av två incitament till Executive Yuan – borttagande av varuskatt på elfordon och subventioner på NT$100.000-500.000 (ca. 20.000-100.000 kronor) vid köp av elfordon.

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Government Information Office

December 2, 2009

 

Taiwan continues to promote measures for energy conservation and carbon dioxide reduction

 

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7 to December 18, at which time Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) Minister Stephen Shen will meet with European nations’ environment ministers to exchange views and share proposals. President Ma Ying-jeou has expressed that only if Taiwan’s officials are able to attend the conference can the international community learn more about Taiwan’s efforts to reduce energy use and curb carbon dioxide emissions. Our participation would help the world better understand that Taiwan looks forward to serving as a constructive member of the international community.

 

On November 24, the EPA released the results of its first survey of greenhouse gases emanating from the residential, commercial and transport sectors. Taiwan is now in line with international moves to inspect, report on and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The survey showed an annual increase in emissions of 3.8 percent. Of this increase, the transportation sector accounted for 4 percent, while emissions from residential and commercial sectors accounted for 8.6 percent and saw the greatest growth. However, in 2008, Taiwan reduced total electricity consumption by 4 billion kilowatt-hours, helping to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 4.4 percent, the first time the nation has ever witnessed negative emissions growth.

 

To further minimize air pollutant and carbon dioxide emissions, on November 25 the Executive Yuan approved the Ministry of Finance’s suggested amendments to the Commodity Tax Act. Within five years of these amendments’ taking effect, individuals purchasing a liquid-petroleum-gas-powered hybrid vehicle and completing a new license plate registration will be eligible for a NT$25,000 (US$777) deduction in the commodity tax charged in connection with the car’s purchase.

 

Moreover, in order to promote “green” businesses, Taiwan will add electric automobiles to the list of newly emerging industries it is supporting. Since producing electric vehicles involves both upstream and downstream components, the Ministry of Economic Affairs will propose two sets of incentives to the Executive Yuan, the first being the elimination of commodity taxes on electric vehicles and the second a NT$100,000 (US$3107) to NT$500,000 (US$15,535) subsidy to be provided to each purchaser of a new electric vehicle. It is conjectured that such measures will lead to increased sales.