STATISTICS:Up to 312 million kilowatt-hours of electricity could be saved monthly if all households switched to EPA-certified ‘green mark’ products, the agency said
Date: Jul 01, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) yesterday released statistics on
reductions to last year’s electricity and water consumption as a result of Taiwanese purchasing products with EPA-certified “green marks,” which showed that the public can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 223,000 tonnes per month if all 8.4 million households use such products.
The estimate was roughly equal to 603 times the carbon dioxide absorbed by trees in Taipei’s Daan Forest Park every year, the EPA said.
In addition, if every household were to change to green mark products, they would save the nation as much as 312 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per month, enough to cover the demand of the about 1 million households in Taipei for a month.
They would also save a total of 44.1 million tonnes of water, the equivalent of the combined capacity of 17,669 standard swimming pools, the agency said. [FULL STORY]