By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elaine Hou
Taipei, July 5 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday pledged that her administration is committed to the development of wind power in Taiwan, saying that it is not only a source of power but will also help create jobs in the country.
Tsai, who doubles as the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairwoman, made the remarks during a meeting of the party’s Central Standing Committee earlier in the day, according to DPP spokesman Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄).
Wednesday’s meeting was attended by Deputy Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) and Changhua County Magistrate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷), who presented reports on the country’s four-year wind power development plan and progress made in the green energy development.
During the meeting, Tsai noted that the government’s forward-looking infrastructure program also includes many projects related to the green energy industry and that offshore wind power has great potential, including business opportunities in the manufacturing of wind turbines, operating wind farms and maritime engineering.
Denmark, Germany, Australia and Canada are all interested in investing in the wind energy industry in Taiwan, Tsai said, but added that Taiwan first needs related laws and infrastructure in place.