Taiwan sets goal of 20% electricity from renewables by 2025

President Tsai reiterates commitment to have 20% of Taiwan’s energy supplied by renewables by 2025

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/10
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) Thursday reiterated Taiwan’s

Samuel Leupold, executive at Dong Energy (Left), and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文, right).(By Central News Agency)

commitment to have 20 percent of the nation’s energy supply provided by renewables by 2025 while speaking with executives from a Danish energy company.

“Last year, the percentage of renewables in Taiwan’s energy mix reached 4.8%, the highest in our history. But this level is still too low. Our plan is to reach 20% by 2025,” said Tsai during a meeting with Samuel Leupold, executive vice president of wind power at Dong Energy of Denmark.

Tsai said that the government is going to take steps to reduce the country’s reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels, while taking measures to develop alternative energy sources.

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