Radio Taiwan International
President Tsai Ing-wen is standing firm on the government’s decision to turn Taiwan into
a nuclear-free country. Tsai was speaking Thursday while meeting with the British trade envoy.
At the Presidential Office, President Tsai extended her warm welcome to Lord Richard Faulkner, the British trade envoy. She said Lord Faulkner offered a lot of encouragement and suggestions about the development of offshore wind power.
Tsai said Taiwan hopes to decommission its nuclear power plants by 2025 with renewable energy making up 20% of national power generation. Tsai also said the government will focus on the development of solar power and offshore wind power. She said energy transformation and electricity reforms are already in place to meet that goal.
Taiwan and the UK have established a mechanism to exchange views on green technologies, but Tsai said she hopes that there is more room for cooperation. She said Britain has a dominant role in the offshore wind farm development. [FULL STORY]