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Renewables Industry Faces Environmentalist Challenges

Renewables Industry Faces Environmentalist Challenges

Timothy Ferry on Taiwan Business Topics writes that the renewable energy industry in Taiwan faces challenges from environmentalists. 

The C3 Take
  • Taiwan has set goals to increase renewable energy while eliminating its dependence on coal and nuclear energy by 2025.
  • The government is facing challenges in achieving this goal as environmental groups and local fishermen are challenging several solar and wind energy projects.
  • Taiwan should embrace nuclear energy while finding ways to incorporate a diverse energy portfolio that includes solar, wind, natural gas, and other clean energy.

“If Taiwan fails to meet the green energy and natural gas goals while facing a hard deadline for eliminating nuclear power, it will either face power shortages or be forced to continue operating coal-fired power plants that were set to be retired.”

Read the full article here.

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