By: Hsu Chih-wei and Christie Chen
Nuclear power should have been weeded out a long time ago, but people have yet to figure out a way to store solar power — something that could change in 20 or 30 years when technology allows solar energy to be stored and sold on the international market, Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) predicted.
Taiwan needs to cooperate with international society because it is impossible for a small and highly populated country like Taiwan to be self-sufficient in energy, Lee said at a press conference held by National Taiwan University’s Risk Society and Policy Research Center to release a survey on Taiwanese people’s attitudes toward climate change.
Lee, a former president of the International Council for Science, noted that Taiwan produces a lot of solar power panels and LED products each year for export, but seldom uses them domestically. [FULL STORY]