Taiwan and Mongolia sign renewable energy deal

Taiwan and Mongolia have signed an agreement to collaborate in the field of renewable energy generation. Under the Memorandum of Understanding, the two nations will initially work on solar PV, wind power, energy audits and energy efficiency management. The agreement is expected to help Taiwan’s renewable energy businesses “obtain sites that satisfy the international standards […]

Nuked out! Parliamentary punch-up in Taiwan

Punches and bottles of water were thrown in Taiwan’s parliament today during talks on whether to continue building a new nuclear power station. Chaos broke out in the parliament building while politicians were due to vote on whether to hold a referendum on plans for a fourth nuclear plant. Two reactors at the new Lungmen […]

Taiwan to explore oil and gas in South China Sea

Taiwan plans to start exploring for oil and gas in the South China Sea starting next year. Reports claim the Government announced a budget of Tw$17 million (£363,000) has been set aside to kick off exploration in the sea around Taiping Island although details are yet to be confirmed. Taiwan currently imports around 98% of […]

Taiwan’s nuclear plans despite protests

Taiwan has plans to increase its capacity of nuclear power in the next few years despite public protests and hostility within its Government. A new report by GlobalData claims the country is set to boost its nuclear capacity from 5,190MW last year to 7,790MW by 2015 following its plans to construct the Lungmen power plant […]

US lags behind China in race for cleantech

The USA lags behind its rival China in the race for clean energy technology, according to a new report called the ‘Clean Economy, Living Planet’, which ranks 25 countries based on their 2011 sales. The United Kingdom came eleventh in the rankings for 2011, up one place from the previous year. China had the biggest […]

Google “excited” by ‘green’ Taiwan data centre

Google is “excited” about its ‘green’ plans for a new data centre in Taiwan. The search engine behemoth has announced it will be using thermal energy storage at the centre. It said in a statement: “We are really excited about the facility itself, where our long-term investment will exceed $300 million. This data centre will be the […]

China and Taiwan dominate on solar panels

China and Taiwan dominated when it came to making solar panels last year, according to analysts at market research group Solarbuzz. Their ‘Marketbuzz’ report suggests the Asian superpower and its smaller island neighbour accounted for 74% of global cell production. This was against a backdrop of rising global production, with the amount of solar cells […]

China and Taiwan meet over nuclear safety

China and Taiwan have come to agree terms over nuclear safety, in which both countries will share information on their nuclear power plants, as well as emergency response issues following the disaster in Japan last March. Officials from both sides will alert each other if a major accident occurs and cooperate in limiting any damage. […]