Environmentalists laud energy plan

‘MINIMUM STANDARDS’: The Ministry of Economic Affairs is to provide a general framework on how to reach a goal of 27GW generated by alternative energy sources

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 13, 2018
By: Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

Environmentalists have mostly praised the Executive Yuan’s proposal to push

An AU Optronics plant fitted with solar panels is seen in this aerial photo taken over Taichung on July 28. The government is to encourage the use of alternative energy sources to major consumers of electricity.  Photo courtesy of AU Optronics

consumers of large amounts of electricity to install renewable energy generators, but said that it should provide more detailed plans on achieving its goal of generating 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity from alternative energy sources by 2025.

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft amendment to the Renewable Energy Development Act (再生能源發展條例) proposed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, saying that it would send the bill for legislative review.

The government’s goal of generating 20 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025 has been turned into a specific figure — 27GW — in the draft, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) said on Thursday.    [FULL  STORY]

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