The 4th Nuclear Plant and the Energy Market in Taiwan

5. Bibliography (as of May 2nd, 2014)

  • reports:

Energy Statistics Handbook 2012 – second edition, Taipower

http://web3.moeaboe.gov.tw/ECW/english/content/wHandMenuFile.ashx?menu_id=1539

Taipower Sustainability Report 2007-2012

http://www.taipower.com.tw/e_content/content/report/report01.aspx

  • articles:

Wikipedia basics facts:

Energy in Taiwan, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_in_Taiwan

Energy Sector in Taiwan, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electricity_sector_in_Taiwan

Other articles:

Taiwan Renewable Energy, http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/article/taiwan-targets-renewables-with-an-investment-package

Contested areas of South China Sea likely have few conventional oil and gas resources: http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=10651

Taiwan Country Note analysis by the American Energy Agency: http://www.eia.gov/countries/country-data.cfm?fips=TW&trk=m

Liberalization of the Energy Market:  http://web3.moeaboe.gov.tw/ECW_WEBPAGE/webpage/book_en4/page1.htm

  • Excellent TV documentary:

Lanyu, standing on shaky ground, a 25 minutes documentary by Al-Jazeera http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10o7wb_101-east-standing-on-shaky-ground_news?start=2

  • Websites:

Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs http://web3.moeaboe.gov.tw/ECW/english/home/English.aspx

Statistics from the bureau of Energy: http://web3.moeaboe.gov.tw/ECW/english/content/SubMenu.aspx?menu_id=979

5 thoughts on “The 4th Nuclear Plant and the Energy Market in Taiwan

  1. taipeir

    Nice work! Some bits still remain unclear to me (services and oil usage?) but overall we can see it’s industry that’s the key to reducing energy use, although there’s plenty of room in residential and transport to gain efficiency.

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    1. blf_taipei Post author

      Hi taipeir, thanks for your comment! Services refers to Taipower customers who are businesses by opposition to individuals and manufaturing facilities, if I understand correctly.
      For your question on oil usage, not too sure exactly what you mean?

      All in all industry is sure an important part of the equation, and that raises questions for which I have no answer: which are the most energy demanding industries in Taiwan and how much do they contribute to the national income? Can we get a top 10 of Taipower biggest customers, for example? Also, could there be separate tariffs in electricity prices for industries and individuals?

      I have just read today an interesting poll in Tianxia Magazine stating that people seem ready to carry the consequences of their ideas and accept if necessary power cuts, then only price hikes. They would also seemingly prefer having current nuclear plants run longer rather than open the 4th nuclear plant in Longmen. http://english.cw.com.tw/article.do?action=show&id=14755

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  2. mie

    In my opinion, people should devote at least as much time to opposing coal power as they do to opposing nuclear power. Coal smoke is killing heaps of people here and causing health problems to much larger part of the people; it’s not just theoretical, like the problems with nuclear power plants.
    Taiwan even has the largest coal plant in the world, which is also the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide, but nobody seems to care: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taichung_Power_Plant

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    1. blf_taipei Post author

      When I looked at the documents it also became clear to me that the fantastic economic development of Taiwan comes at a cost, and that is the carbon footprint. This is why I would be in favor of degrowth and rationing of power both for individual and companies. Do you think Taiwanese people would accept that?

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  3. John Lysfjord

    Great analysis. For a next step you say “raise electricity costs and to strongly discourage polluting industries. ” How about doing both at the same time by introducing a carbon tax, like Korea have done?

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