TRANSPARENCY:The vice-presidential candidate said if TSMC wanted to build a new plant, but faced protests, it should initiate public hearings to help inform the public
Date: , Nov 27, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The government is not working hard enough to explore “green” energy options,
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice presidential candidate Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said yesterday, adding that President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was looking for excuses in comments about a potential energy crisis in the nation.
In a conversation with Ma when the president visited Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) on Wednesday, TSMC chairman Morris Chang (張忠謀) said that the two major issues that concern investors are a possible power shortage in 2017 and protests by environmentalists over industrial development projects.
Ma said that using sources of renewable energy to replace nuclear power was unrealistic.
“The president is looking for excuses for something he has not done well,” Chen said during an interview on SuperFM 98.5 with host Cheng Hung-yi (鄭弘儀). “Taiwan has a good environment for developing green energy, but the government has never worked hard to explore it.” [FULL STORY]