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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

Sports stadium in Kaohsiung powered by the sun

July 11, 2007

In 2009, Kaohsiung (Chinese Taipei) will host the World Games.

A key feature of the National Sports Park will be the main stadium, which will eventually be used as a national training centre and a venue to promote sports to all citizens.  The stadium will use solar power technology, taking advantage of the sunshine that Kaohsiunt receives all year round.

The city’s Mass Rapid Transit System (KMRT) will also be expanded and improved in time for the 2009 Games, and light rail will also be developed.

Fossil-fuel based power are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Green power from renewable energy sources emit no or low greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. Green power can include electricity generated exclusively from renewable resources including wind, hydro-electric or solar power – or electricity produced from a combination of fossil and renewable resources. For more information on the generation and use of green power at the local level, please visit www.iclei.org/ccp.

Kaohsiung is one of 55 local governments in East Asia that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.

Source:  “The National Sports Park”, Waterfront City – Lovin’ Kaohsiung, at www.kcg.gov.tw.

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