Taiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects

first_imgTaiwan government moves to speed offshore wind projects FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Taiwan News:The government is sparing no effort in advancing offshore wind farm development through such measures as streamlining approval processes, strengthening oversight of support infrastructure construction, and providing assistance with planning and building procedures, according to Premier Lai Ching-te Transition to renewables is central to achieving a nuclear-free homeland by 2025, Lai said. Wind will play a key role in the nation’s energy mix, with the Ministry of Economic Affairs selecting nine local and foreign companies to build 14 wind farms with a total capacity of 5.5 gigawatts off Taiwan’s western coast within the next seven years, he added.MOEA Bureau of Energy statistics reveal that in 2017, 46.8 percent of Taiwan’s energy was generated from coal, 34.7 percent from natural gas, 8.3 percent from nuclear power and 4.5 percent from renewable sources. By 2025, the government aims to change these numbers to 50 percent for natural gas, 30 percent for coal and 20 percent for renewables, with solar and wind expected to contribute the majority of the latter.According to the MOEA, two demonstration wind farms in the waters off Miaoli and Changhua counties in northern and central Taiwan, respectively, are forecast to come online in 2019. Financed partially through state subsidies, the sites, which have a combined capacity of 230 megawatts, underscore the government’s commitment to fostering renewables and related expertise, the ministry said.The 14 additional offshore wind farms are projected to generate 19.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, create 20,000 job opportunities, spur investment totaling NT$962.5 billion (US$31.56 billion) and reduce Taiwan’s carbon emissions by 10.47 million metric tons annually, the MOEA added.More: Cabinet accelerates offshore wind farm development in Taiwanlast_img read more

Capiz transport groups to join strike

first_img“Nabatiannila from a source nga asta ang public utility van will be included sa modernization program by replacing itinto a mini bus,” Arcenas said. The task force members were from thePhilippine National Police, Provincial Engineers Office, General’s ServicesOffice, and Provincial Legal Office.  “Anggina himo sang gobyerno sa mga makaluluoy nga mgajeepney operators kag drivers isa ka massacre,” Carandang told Panay News. “We apologize for the inconveniencethis transport strike will cause to the riding public and that we ask for theirunderstanding,” he said.   “Aside from public utility jeepneys,tricycle and public utility van operators and drivers will also participate inthe transport strike,” he added. Roxas City Integrated TransportTerminal manager Victor Arcenas echoed that public utility van operators willmore likely participate in the strike. Provincial administrator Edwin Monaressaid the provincial government created a Kabalaka Transport Strike Task Forceto monitor the activities and to assist stranded commuters.  “I-monitor natin ang sitwasyonbaka may manggulo sa gustong mag-byahe,” Monares said. “We are just ventilating oursentiments toward the government because imposing this bogus modernizationprogram, thousands of operators and drivers are being robbed of theirlivelihood,” he added. Roxas City mayor Ronnie Dadivasdeclared the suspension of classes in all levels but no suspension of office inthe city government. Carandang on Monday said they are notagainst the government’s jeepney modernization program but replacing theexisting units of jeepneys into a Euro-4 mini bus which costs two million isnot practical. ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Around 90 percentof this province’s transport groups will participate in the nationwidetransport strike, according to Joebert Carandang, president of HugpongTransport Capiz. “Merontayong nakahandang mga sasakyan para i-assist‘yung mga pasahero na ma-stranded,”he added./PN Carandang, meanwhile, said varioustransport leaders from the 1st and 2nd Districts of Capiz were committed toparticipate. Around 90 percent of the province’s sectors will participate in the nationwide transport strike, according to Joebert Carandang, president of Hugpong Transport Capiz. ABS-CBN NEWSlast_img read more