March Blackouts Raise Supply, Grid Concerns Taiwan experienced widespread blackouts on March 3, affecting over 5 million households around the island. Both human error and mechanical failures were at fault, according to Taiwan’s state-owned electricity monopoly Taipower. Although power was restored by the end of the day, the incident caused significant disruption to households and…

A climate change report published in November by a consortium of German NGOs placed Taiwan near the bottom of a list that ranked 63 countries based on such metrics as carbon emissions, renewable energy, and energy use. Overall, Taiwan received a “very low” performance rating.  Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration has disputed the report’s findings, pointing…

Amendments to the Electricity Act approved by the Executive Yuan on October 19 are intended to further two goals that President Tsai Ing-wen has made cornerstones of her administration: eliminating nuclear power and greatly increasing power generation from renewable energy sources. The amendments will now go the Legislative Yuan for deliberation, and if passed will…