By: Chang Chien-chung and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Oct. 12 (CNA) Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday the
government will absolutely achieve its target of generating 20GW solar energy by 2025 — ensuring 20 percent of the nation’s total energy output is recyclable.
The government introduced the 2025 goal as part of its plan to phase out nuclear power generation. “The government is confident that it has the policies to realize that target,” Chen said while addressing the opening of the International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2016) at Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1.
By 2025, he said, Taiwan will have realized its target of creating 20GW or 250 billion kwh using solar panels, but that goal will require an investment of NT$1.2 trillion (US$37.96 billion).
Making Taiwan a nuclear-free country isn’t the only reason to develop green energy, Chen said. “A more important reason is that green energy is a future trend and also creates major business opportunities. [FULL STORY]