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Friday, 12 May 2017

iCity iCare Forum – Smart Transportation and Policy Design 高雄創新智慧交通論壇
Kaohsiung City Government is working with ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) to promote 2017 Eco-Mobility Wrold Festival and on 7 June 2017 will togther host a kick-off event: iCity iCare Forum – Smart Transportation and Policy Design.  

For the past few years, Kaohsiung has put much effort in reducing carbon emissions by increasing the network of public transportation including MRT, light rail, and city bikes. Now the city is going to be the first city in Taiwan to try out the futuristic public transportation vehicles: 1) self-serviced electric car rental, as well as 2) the autonomous driving electric minibus on a trial basis. 
The LCI is therefore to support Kaohsiung in sharing the most advanced eco-mobility technologies and solutions.  In addition to KHH Mayor Chen Chu's presence, the Forum's highlights include a showcase of autonomous driving minubus and keynote presentations from KHH Transportation Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communitcations (MOTC) and four LCI members:
1. Dr. Ching-Fu Chen , Director-general, Kaohsiung Transportation Bureau  
2. Dr. Wang, Mu-Han, Head of Office of Science and Technology Advisor, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)
3. Mr. Giuseppe Izzo, Managing Director of Taiwan, LCI Steering Committee/ Vice President of Asia Pacific Region, STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Vice President and General Manager, Taiwan
4. Ms. Sabrina Schmidt-Koschella,  Deputy Director General, German Institute TAIPEI
5. Mr. Jeroen Pynenburg, Local Product Group Manager of EV Charger Infrastructure, ABB Aibo Bei Co., Ltd.
6. Mr. Benny Lu, Manager, Truck & Bus Product, Michelin Tire Taiwan 

Welcome to join the Forum.  Please click HERE for online registration (FREE registration opens to only 120).

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Taipei, 26 April 2017: The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) today hosted the 2017 Europe-Taiwan Wind Energy Conference together with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) and SEMI to bring together financial and industry experts in the wind industry to chart the best course forward for the wind industry in Taiwan. Among other objectives the aim of the conference was to showcase the latest technologies and services of leading global wind energy companies, share knowledge of the Europe's wind industry investment structures and bring together wind energy developers and suppliers from Europe and Taiwan to discuss future collaboration.     

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The full-day conference invited Mr. Tim Berge, ICRT General Manager to be the MC, attracted an audience over 330 and 410 people respectively in the morning and afternoon sessions, including senior executives from the wind and financial industry, investors and NGOs.  14 excellent speakers from ITRI工研院, WindEurope歐洲風能協會, KfW IPEX-Bank德國聯邦政府信貸銀行, BNP Paribas法國巴黎銀行, ABB艾波比公司, Covestro科思創公司, CSBC Corporation台船公司, China Steel中鋼公司, Enercon GmbH艾納康公司, Dong Energy丹能風力, SIEMENS Gamensa西門子歌美薩, Swancor上緯公司, Taiwan Power Company台電公司, wpd達德能源集團gave valuable presentatiions covering Europe and Taiwan's wind project financing deployment and development strategies. 

To read the full report and download the speakers' slides please click [more]:
Friday, 24 March 2017
09:00 – 12:10 / 13:00 – 17:10, Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF) 台灣金融研訓院
(2-3F,No.62,Sec.3,Roosevelt Road,TAIPEI 台北市中正區羅斯福路三段62號 2-3F 菁業堂)


Keynote speakers
  • Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer, WindEurope
  • Dr Hu Yie-zu, VP and General Director, Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
  • Peter Schafer, Head of Power, Renewables, Water, KfW IPEX-Bank 
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)  | Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC)

ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) | ITRI | TABF | SEMI Taiwan 

Supporting Organization: WindEurope 
European Economic Trade Office | German Institute Taipei | British Office| German Trade Office| Trade Council of Denmark,Taipei

Taiwan has been identified as one of the world’s best locations for both onshore and offshore wind energy. The Taiwan government has set ambitious goals to cut carbon emissions and increase the proportion of electricity generated by renewables to 20% of capacity by 2025. The passage of amendments to the Electricity Act in January 2017 added further impetus to the momentum. In the wake of these developments, dozens of European, multinational and Taiwanese firms are preparing for the promising market that will be unleashed for all players in the wind energy supply and service chain and financial institutions backing them. All the right ingredients are in place to spur a rapid increase in wind energy development. All that is needed is the right regulatory environment and incentives to kick-start a bright new era for wind energy in Taiwan. This conference has been organised to bring all the key players in the wind industry together to chart the best course forward for the wind industry in Taiwan.
The conference will bring together industry experts and regulators from Europe and Taiwan, including WindEurope’s Chief Policy Officer and KfW’s Head of Wind Power, and an expected audience of 250 people, which will include senior executives from the wind and financial industry, investors and NGOs.
Among other objectives the conference aims to:
  1. Share knowledge of the Europe policies on wind energy policy, financing and investment structures
  2. Showcase the latest technologies and services of leading global wind energy companies
  3. Bring together wind energy developers and suppliers from Europe and Taiwan to discuss future collaboration   

Supporting Organization

The ECCT Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) is previliged to have WindEurope's support to 2017 Europe-Taiwan Wind Energy Conference on 26th April in Taipei.  WindEurope, just awarded  “Overall Best European Association” at the European Association Awards 2017, with over 450 members, active in over 50 countries, advocating and promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide.

WindEurope in June and November 2017 is holding two wind events in London and Amsterdam. You are encouraged to regsiter and explore more opportunities in wind.
1. Offshore Wind Event, London, 6-8 June 2017: http://offshorewind2017.com/
2.  WindEurope Annual Event, Amsterdam, 28-30 November 2017: https://windeurope.org/confex2017/
Friday, 31 March 2017

The Trade Council of Denmark (TCD) Taipei is the official representative office for Denmark in Taiwan. The office was established in 1983 with the purpose of promoting bilateral trade as well as economic and cultural collaboration between Denmark and Taiwan.

As Denmark is among the first movers and global market leaders in clean technology in general and in wind and offshore wind in particular, the Trade Council of Denmark has been working extensively with Taiwan in this area over the past many years.TCD Taipei is the key access point for tapping into know-how and expertise from Denmark in the area of green technology and will continue to facilitate knowledge exchange and commercial collaboration to promote Taiwan’s green transition.

For further information, please visit TCD Taipei website www.taipei.um.dk
Monday, 6 March 2017

The ECCT LCI welcomes its second banking member: the ING Group, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Amsterdam. ING is an abbreviation for International Netherlands Group.

ING is a global financial institution with a strong European base, offering banking services, having more than 52,000 employees offer retail and wholesale banking services to customers in over 40 countries. ING is currently among leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ‘Banks industry’ group.
ING is fifth in the 2017 list of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations. The ranking is done by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest magazine focused on sustainability and responsible business. View the full Global 100 report HERE.
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