The Environmental Protection Agency has collected international case studies and simplification the methodologies of CDM to calculate the amount of GHG reduction in the project of "2019 Plan of promote Low-Carbon Communities and Carbon Reduction Mechanism ". The total of 15 methods that may be applicable to small enterprises and communities was chosen to simplify and 12 international case studies were served as follow-up promoting references. The cost for reviewing documents and verifying the carbon credits will be significantly reduced and the willingness to apply for the credits should be largely increased by using those simplifying methodologies for micro scale project.
In the project, the CDM methodology AMS-I.A. (Electricity generation by the user) was chosen. It is proposed to be limited to solar power generation, and must be replaced the existing fossil fuel power generation. The capacity of solar power is limited to 5 MW and annual power saving is less than 20 million.
Another localization methodology TMS-II.001 (high efficient lighting system in the industrial) was also chosen but only limited to high-efficiency lighting pipes and bulbs. The new installations and mobile lamps should be excluded to eliminate the leakage.
Cooperated with Sunny Founder to assist the construction of photovoltaic system in Biyawai Tribe, Fuxing Dist., Taoyuan City, applying for this project by AMS-I.A methodology and the estimated total reduction of the carbon emission will be about 315 tonCO2e within 10 years. There were 14 consultation and exchange meetings related to this carbon offset program were convened.
The project had studied 6 international cases about carbon neutral community. All of the international cases emphasized on the implementation process of carbon reduction. The carbon neutral declaration belongs to the third category or self-declaration. From the study no matter with international of domestic communities, the main source of carbon emission was come from electricity that was purchased from outside sources. It is recommended that prioritizing task is to establish the community energy baseline as the benchmark for community inventory. Promote 5 stores of SINYI Realty and Biyawai Tribe of Taoyuan City and complete carbon neutrality which involved 12 related meetings with Stakeholders.
Taking the community in the underdeveloped country sides or the tribal area as the main target, 16 local communities and 4 social welfare institutions were consulted. In addition, integrate 7 local governments and 3 enterprises provide information about the subsidies of energy-saving equipments for vulnerable families or ethnic groups, and provide data to the counseling units for reference. We also disclosed the stock of tribal equipment needs on the greenhouse gas reduction exchange information platform. Local EPA may assist the communities and enterprises to work together and reach their goals.
Take place 4 sessions of low-carbon seeds training courses, with a total of 224 participants. In order to expand the different age groups, a new set of carbon-reducing double bears’ puppet costumes and 3 different types (including raincoat, sportswear, formal clothes) costumes was designed. Handle 4 sessions of propaganda activities with a total of 181 participants and 5 missions by carbon-reducing double bears to cooperate with the Society of Wilderness to carry out the "Earth Day Extras-Building Greening and Cooling Achievement Promotion Tour" with a total of 144 participants.
Study 10 international and domestic successful cases of low-carbon energy conservation, and update 20 small stories about building a low-carbon community. Produce promotional videos from pages for the management of low-carbon sustainable fans. Produce 3-minute short video showing the achievements of greening community, and a video promoting the Sponge Campus by Beitou Elementary School. By means of audio-visual propaganda can attract citizen to jointly promote and build a low-carbon and sustainable hometown.