Beginning next year, the textile industry in Taiwan will have to mandatorily take energy conservation measures, as per a directive of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), according to local media reports.
In its effort to improve Taiwan’s energy use efficiency, the MOEA has come out with a draft regulation, which if properly implemented can save up to 40,000 kilolitres of oil equivalent per year in the textile industry alone, the reports said.
Textiles is categorised as one of the heavy energy users by the MOEA under the Energy Administration Act. The ministry is planning to give a tax cut to textile companies that invest in renewable energy, or take steps to reduce the overall energy consumption.
The draft regulation includes rules governing steam’s temperatures and oxygen content. Moreover, textile manufacturers will need to keep a close watch on water outflow, water temperature, etc. (RKS).