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…