By Courtney Donovan Smith Taishang Factories Disrupted by COVID-19 Taiwanese manufacturers in China, particularly those based in Shanghai and neighboring Kunshan, have suffered plant closures and supply chain issues due to China’s “dynamic zero-COVID” policies and the extended lockdown of the Shanghai region, widespread disruptions to trucking within China, and delays at the port of…

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…

A weekly snapshot of Taiwan business news stories brought to you by CommonWealth and AmCham Taiwan’s TOPICS First Commercial Geothermal Plant Goes Online The Cingshuei Geothermal Power Plant, Taiwan’s first commercial geothermal power-producing facility, began operations on November 23. The plant’s most significant feature is its ability to produce a 24-hour supply of renewable energy….

Taiwan’s increasing use of green energy has been advantageous to its economy. As investment in renewables continues to grow, more gains are expected down the line. Renewable energy adoption is quickly becoming a priority for a growing number of businesses and governments. In 2019, assets under management in which institutional investors employed Environmental, Social, and…

As Taiwan continues its trajectory toward becoming a hub of renewable energy in Asia, businesses and investors around the world are taking notice. While the industry is still in the early stages of development, a lot of excitement has been generated about the renewables projects recently completed or currently underway. Among these, the Hai Long…

Foreign investors have committed more than US$10 billion to long-term infrastructure and property development projects in Taiwan in just the last four years. While the international media often warns of geopolitical tensions over Taiwan, foreign investors are quietly pouring billions of dollars into long-term infrastructure and real estate projects on the island. Since 2018, foreign…