This project is located on the coast of Taiwan in Changbin and Taichung. Taiwan is an island location in the western Pacific Ocean approximately 160 km off the coast of southeastern China
As an island Taiwan has strong coastal winds yet 75% of the country's energy is still reliant on fossil fuels. Making the shift to more sustainable and clean sources of energy is hugely important for the country’s energy security.. The wind farms consist of 62 wind turbines that generate over 480,000 MWh of clean power on average each year, which is supplied to the local electricity grid. This project is also supporting the reforestation of 2,400 m2 of land which encourages biodiversity. It doesn’t stop there, the wind farm provides 28 long term jobs to the community which helps to boost the local economy.
Why we fund this project
We love clean energy generation as it directly reduces pollution in the atmosphere and provides energy security. Beyond the generation of clean energy, this project provides local jobs, awards 50 scholarships per year to the local Ta Tan Elementary school, and supports reforestation of 2,400 m2 of land which is enriching local biodiversity.
We particularly like the fact that the local project owner is proactively engaging the community in climate action. He regularly organises guided tours of the wind farm, regular beach clean ups & other environmental protection initiatives.
How does this project help?
The strong coastal winds on Taiwan's shorelines are being harnessed to generate clean, wind energy and reduce Taiwan’s emissions. The wind farms consist of 62 wind turbines that generate over 480,000 MWh of clean power on average each year, which is supplied to the local electricity grid. By providing a clean alternative to fossil fuels this project reduces CO2 emissions by over 328,000 tonnes per year!
Who else is behind this project?
We’ve partnered with South Pole, a team of seasoned experts and absolute legends in climate change and the leading developer of international emission reduction projects.
Changbin and Taichung Wind is Gold Standard verified and makes up one half of our EcoAustralia™ climate protection solution; the other half is made up of Australian Biodiversity Units from the Myamyn Lowland Conservation project.
How does EcoAustralia™ work? EcoAustralia™ is a stapled carbon credit solution that blends carbon credits with biodiversity protection. Each EcoAustralia™ credit consists of 1 tCO2e of avoided emissions from a Gold Standard certified project, and one Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5 m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation.
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The projects we choose are verified by Gold Standard - established in 2003 by WWF, Gold Standard manages best practice standards for climate and sustainable development projects.
At trace we value projects with co-benefits. The wind farms we fund in Taiwan are going above and beyond. Funding scholarships and organising community clean ups are bringing people closer together to fight for a common cause; a better tomorrow.
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Biodiversity is the pillar that allows ecosystems to function and humans to thrive. Human activity is a major contributor to the rapid rate of biodiversity decline in Australia. Land use change and climate change are leading drivers. As a member of trace you can fund biodiversity conservation in South Australia.
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