Tsai energy pledge ‘bombast’: KMT think tank head

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 18, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was resorting to bombast when she pledged to develop independent power grids to provide the nation with stable “green” energy, National Policy Foundation chief executive officer Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said on Wednesday.

The head of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) think tank made the remarks during a presentation at a weekly KMT Central Standing Committee meeting after Tsai apologized to the public over a power outage on Tuesday that affected 6.68 million homes and offices.

“The power supply issue is simple,” Sun said. “Tsai’s administration only needs to answer two questions: How and with what kind of energy does it propose to achieve a stable and affordable power supply before and after 2025, when it expects to build a ‘nuclear-power-free homeland?’” he said.

Tsai’s pledge suggests her misconception of base-load energy supplies, which are characterized by uninterrupted power transmission around the clock, which renewable energies lack, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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