Construction of basic energy transformation database


Construction of basic energy transformation database

Research Summary

The establishment of database is the cornerstone of all research projects. This study aims at the construction of basic energy transformation database, which is guided by critical, problem-oriented, knowledge-oriented, and the way of daily life. For a long time, many researchers in Taiwan have put forward relevant data to explore our energy policy, energy industry development and industrial energy consumption and other issues, and official units and state-owned enterprises such as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Taiwan Electric Power Company are also constantly producing relevant data as the basis for discussion. However, academic data are still lacking in comparison with each other and discussion, and scattered in a variety of academic papers; on the other hand, although official data as more benchmarking potential, but in view of our official units data often failed to publish calculation process together, so application is also vulnerable to question.

In the case of critics, Center intends to incorporate existing research data, domestic and foreign research reports and current relevant energy development information, through review, comparison and preliminary analysis; on one hand integrates into a database and proceeds long-term tracking, on the other hand also opens up more for future enough to explore issues. Through long-term database construction, on one hand can collect at home and abroad long-term energy use and transformation trend, on the other hand, as future promotion basis of research and transformation, proposed energy-related issues can be provided for verification and discussion basic platform.

As far as the topic is concerned, database also carries out policies such as policies and laws, such as National Climate Change Adaptation Program and Energy Development Program, as well as current legislation, for example, gradual promotion of four carbon reduction acts, including: “Renewable Energy Development Ordinance”, “Energy Conservation Act”, “Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act” and “Energy Tax Ordinance” (Draft), which “Renewable Energy Development Ordinance” provisions and “Energy Management Act” amendment were completed in year 2009, Green House Gas Reduction and Management Act was enacted and implemented in 2015, but there was no specific reduction target and its legislative framework was not sufficient to cope with climate change. Step by step to establish structure (legal and policy), information side (basic database and the calculation required for transition), driving side (sorting out international and domestic emerging governance initiatives) and action (important actors and their related discourses), as the basic blueprints for Taiwan's social energy transformation and future governance participation, to discuss the dilemma and driving force of Taiwan's transformation.

These technical data, in addition to be the basis for academic research and discussion, will also attempt to integrate and translate to comparative language for common people. In fact, this energy transformation database is very relevant to the day-to-day experience of business, people's livelihood and government. Through basic survey, the establishment of long-term observation and forecast the trend of database, to further explore Taiwan society in energy transformation issues on social basis of issues and drive the possibility of change. Social basic issues include general public price such as water prices, electricity prices and willingness to switch to various energy sources and their long-term investment under development curve, and how the basic energy-related information on the impact on people's livelihood price fluctuation and so on.

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