‘Green’ energy certification aims to attract investors


Taipei Times
Date: Apr 22, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

The Ministry of Economic Affairs yesterday established the National Renewable Energy

Minister of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung, second left, applauds at an unveiling ceremony to mark the opening of the National Renewable Energy Certificate center in Taipei yesterday.  Photo courtesy of the Ministry 3of Economic Affairs

Certificate center as part of efforts to attract foreign enterprises that pledge to use “renewable” energy when investing or placing orders with local manufacturers.

“Google and some foreign companies used to raise doubts over the ‘purity’ of the renewable energy supply here. Certificates issued by the center could ease such concerns,” Minister of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung (李世光) said, adding that both Google and Apple Inc have welcomed the center.

The Taipei-based center is to issue its first renewable energy certificate (REC) before the end of June at the earliest, according to the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection.    [FULL  STORY]

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