Activists slam electricity market reforms

The China Post
Date: January 17, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A pressure group has slammed the newly amended Electricity Act,


warning it would increase carbon emissions and consolidate Taipower’s monopoly over the energy market.

Mom Loves Taiwan (媽媽監督核電廠聯盟), a nuclear-safety group, criticized the revised act, arguing it did not go far enough to support the renewable energy sector.

The group also accused Tsai Ing-wen’s government of using the revisions “to protect Taiwan Power Company’s (Taipower) dominance and market monopoly.”

The group called on the government to make further revisions, saying “the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) must quickly propose new amendments … that would clearly separate power generation, distribution and sales, within three years to improve market competition and help renewables development.”   [FULL  STORY]

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