EPA unveils plan for low-carbon environment


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday it has come up with a national plan to create a low-carbon environment to fight global warming.

The plan includes using clean energy, building a low-carbon economy and designing eco-friendly homes, the EPA said.

In 2011, every city or county will complete two model green communities, and the number of such communities will be increased gradually, said Lu Hung-kuang, executive secretary of the eco-community project.

The EPA proposes to eventually expand the low-carbon plan throughout the entire country, in three stages, between 2011 and 2020, he said.

Development of a low-carbon environment involves changes in areas such as energy conservation, architecture, transportation and environmental protection.