Anti-nuclear sentiment has been matched by enthusiasm for renewable energy and efforts to help combat global climate change. On June 15, the Legislative Yuan passed the landmark Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act (GGRMA), clearly confirming Taiwan’s commitment to the fight against global climate change. The bill, which had been pending in the legislature since…

According to local media reports, the Executive Yuan has proposed amendments to the national Electricity Act that would divide the state-owned Taiwan Power Co., generally known as Taipower, into two separate firms – one a power generator, the other a power distribution network. The amendments would further deregulate the power industry to provide more room…

For two days in late January, a total of 173 delegates – government officials, legislators, scholars, business leaders, and representatives of civic groups – attended a National Energy Conference called by the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The group debated the crucial issue facing Taiwan following President Ma Ying-jeou’s decision last year to suspend construction of…