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60th APEC EGNRET meeting held in Kaohsiung

The 60th meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies is taking place April 24-25 in the southern city of Kaohsiung, spotlighting member economies’ joint commitment to sustainable development.

Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Energy Administration in a hybrid in-person and online format, this year’s forum brings together representatives from member economies Taiwan, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and the United States; seven APEC groups including the Energy Working Group and the Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy; and non-APEC organizations such as the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency.

According to the MOEA, Taiwan has pledged to collaborate with fellow members and the international community to fulfill APEC’s goal of doubling the percentage of energy generated from renewable sources in the region by 2030.

At the meeting, the EA briefed participants on Taiwan’s current energy status, goals and key strategies, such as its pathway to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In addition to promoting solar and wind power, the government is actively advancing hydrogen energy, carbon capture and energy storage technologies, the MOEA said, adding that renewables are expected to account for 60 to 70 percent of the country’s total electricity generation by 2050.

Other attendees also shared their respective energy transition progress and policies while discussing how to advance the development of related technologies, the MOEA added. (POC-E)

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