Energy Transition in Taiwan:
A Rising Success or a Doomed Failure?
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Energy Politics in Taiwan
A few days ago I shared some updates on the energy politics in Taiwan with the Australian energy transition expert, Simon Holmes à Court, explaining why some Taiwanese depict South Australia as having an unreliable grid due to high variable renewable penetration.
Since the anti-energy transition referendum has just gained sufficient petitions to vote, I think it is about time to introduce to my foreign readers about the mess we are having right now in Taiwan regarding energy politics. Below is a quick scan of the entire content.
Unless otherwise listed, the sources of the content can be found in the following Energypedia page. The website is maintained by one of my colleagues in the REM program, and I highly recommend it should you want to learn more about renewable energy.
經部挺太陽能 210億商機到 | SEMI.ORG
經部挺太陽能 210億商機到新聞來源: 經濟日報 (2014.1.17)經濟部能源局昨（16）日將今年太陽能光電裝置容量推廣目標調高35個百萬瓦（MW）至607MW，預期可較去年新增210億元投資，較去年裝置容量提高五成。…
Taiwan Emerges As Offshore Wind's Next Power Base With 3.8 Gigawatt Tender
Clean Power One of the most important renewable energy sectors, as we move forward and continue to shift away from…
Ørsted grabs 920 MW in Taiwan offshore wind auction
Ørsted grabs 920 MW in Taiwan offshore wind auction Source: Ørsted (orsted.co.uk) June 22 (Renewables Now) - Denmark's…
A short side note on coal and carbon emission plans: The total carbon emissions of electricity in Taiwan is planned to peak in 2017 at 271 Million tonnes CO2 eq, and reduced to 239 Million tonnes CO2 eq.
In the recent years, coal use in electricity generation stagnates at around 45%. The government promised that the share of coal use in electricity generation peaks in 2017, and by 2020 it will be tamed to no more than 43%.
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