Taiwan urged to utilize its renewable energy potential, including geothermal
"Taiwan possesses advanced wind and solar power generation technologies, and is blessed with abundant geothermal power, which give it a competitive edge in developing alternative energy sources"
In a very interesting article in the Taipei Times, Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey is encouraging the Taiwanese Government to develop and increase the use of renewable energy in the country as a measure to reduce the importation of foreign energy sources, and at the same time reducing greenhouse emissions.
“Taiwan possesses advanced wind and solar power generation technologies, and is blessed with abundant geothermal power, which give it a competitive edge in developing alternative energy sources, Wong said.”
Mr Wong goes further saying that a broad spectrum plan should be drafted where energy efficiency, energy saving and renewable energy development should work all together.
“The government should actively provide incentives to industries with low energy consumption to drive the development of renewable energy technology, rather than waiting for the price of alternative energies to fall,” he said.
Furthermore, geothermal energy has great potential in this particular aspect, since “Taiwan can develop geothermal energy from 2,500m to 3,000m below ground level, it will be able to boost its energy supply from renewable sources to about 7 percent”
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Source: Taipei Times