President Ma Confirmed Taiwan
President Ma confirmed Taiwan’s need for an optimal energy mix at a forum in Taipei City, on the development of renewable energies and resources, the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has Ma Ying-jeou, on 15 October confirmed that the maintenance of an optimal energy mix energy sources, while ensuring economic stability and prosperity of the citizens, the key to the security of Taiwan’s energy security is. According to President MA is Taiwan rely on imports, which cover 98% of the energy, and may waive any option. An objective look must be maintained if it matter to ensure an optimal energy mix to the best in the nation. The Government’s energy policies focus on diversity and independence, through an optimal mix of fossil fuels and natural gas, nuclear, wind and solar energy. Optimum depends that factors such as carbon emissions, cost, and energy efficiency with a diversification to aimed to diversify the risk, allowing the country to remain independent of external factors.
Since the incident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan in March 2011, President Ma nuclear safety and the gradual reduction in the dependence on nuclear energy and advanced. That serve to create a green, low-carbon environment, and a nuclear-free homeland. To achieve this goal, renewable energy will play an important role, the President announced. “He cited also initiatives, such as the adoption of the renewable energy Act” 2009. Compared to last year, Taiwan has installed additional 551 megawatts of generation capacity and thus reached a total of 3.7 gigawatts with further 6.6 GW which are planned by 2015.
Total 9.95 gigawatts are targeted much more than the 6.5 gigawatts of additional generated energy required in the agreement. The renewable energy capacity is up to 12.5 GW by 2020, enough to 35.6 billion kilowatt hours to produce, equivalent to the energy requirements of 8.9 million or 78% of national budgets. With regard to the development of Taiwan’s sources of renewable energy, the Taiwanese Government is, to promote solar and wind energy. The installed photovoltaic capacity is designed to reach the limit of 3.1 gigawatts by 2020. Currently, there are 314 wind turbines with a capacity of 571 MW in Taiwan. The entire air energy capacity is expected to increase as expected by 2020 to 600 MV and to 3 GW by 2030. Facing energy from geothermal, tidal and biomass, is still in the development phase the geothermal energy and costs per kilowatt-hour to NT$ 14 (US$ 0.47), while the energy of tides must have success yet. The ratio of renewable energy sources is a very small percentage of the overall mix with 3.4%. There is still much room for improvement. President Ma met recently with a number of domestic and foreign energy experts and learned from the fact that renewable Energy resources in the next 30 to 40 years which be can not replace nuclear energy. Still sees the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook”a reduction in the use of nuclear energy. The Government of Taiwan will promote the development of renewable energy sources, especially as technology innovations create new opportunities. Problems such as the disruption and instability in these sources will someday be solved, and thus strengthen the energy independence and security of the nation, and also the fight against air pollution will be successful.