By: Chen Cheng-wei and Frances Huang
Taipei, Aug. 14 (CNA) The National Development Council (NDC), the top economic
planning body in Taiwan, has set a goal that 100 percent of the power used in outlying Penghu County will come from green energy by 2025.
To reach the goal, the NDC said the government is planning to create a Penghu energy development company to accelerate the pace of green energy development.
NDC deputy chief Tseng Shu-Cheng (曾旭正) said the government is planning to invest NT$21 billion (US$693 million) in the first stage of the plan from 2017-2020 that will result in 50 percent of Penghu’s electricity coming from green energy by 2020.
At present, most of Penghu’s power is generated by thermal power plants, with only 8.23 percent of the country’s total power coming from wind turbines and solar panels. [FULL STORY]