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Renewable energy in Taiwan

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  • Chen, Falin
  • Lu, Shyi-Min
  • Wang, Eric
  • Tseng, Kuo-Tung

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With limited indigenous conventional energy resources, Taiwan imports over 99% of its energy supply from foreign countries, mostly from the Middle East. Developing independent renewable energy resources is thus of priority concern for the Taiwanese government. A medium subtropical island surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Taiwan has enormous potential to develop various renewable energies, such as solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, geothermal energy, hydropower, etc. However, owing to the importance of conventional fossil energy in generating exceptionally cheap electricity, renewable energy has not yet fully developed in Taiwan, resulting from a lack of market competition. Consequently, numerous promotional and subsidy programs have recently been proclaimed by the Taiwanese government, focused on the development of various renewables. This study reviews the achievements, polices and future plans in this area.

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  • Chen, Falin & Lu, Shyi-Min & Wang, Eric & Tseng, Kuo-Tung, 2010. "Renewable energy in Taiwan," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 14(7), pages 2029-2038, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:14:y:2010:i:7:p:2029-2038
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