NUCLEAR-FREE STRATEGY: The changes stipulate that local governments should gauge the possibility of developing renewable energy sources in their areas
Date: Apr 13, 2019
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Legislative Yuan yesterday passed amendments to the Renewable Energy
Development Act (再生能源發展條例), which set a goal for the nation’s renewable energy sources to reach a total of capacity of 27 gigawatts by 2025.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs is to review renewable energy development goals for next year and 2021, set development plans and publish the proportion that each source of renewable energy should contribute, according to the amended act.
To realize the goal by 2025, local governments should evaluate the potential for developing renewable energy sources in their jurisdiction, and may establish power generation facilities with an installed capacity of up to 2,000 kilowatts, the act says.
Power generation facilities with an installed capacity of greater than 2,000 kilowatts should be established by the ministry, it says. [FULL STORY]