Renewable energy sources in Taiwan
While the capacity for green energy power in Taiwan has been on the rise since 2008, the actual production of electricity from such sources still has a long way to go. In recent years, Taiwan has tapped into the potential of solar power and bioenergy to produce electricity. In 2020, Taiwan's solar energy capacity reached 5.8 gigawatts, an increase of about 40 percent in comparison to the previous year.
Vox pop on nuclear power in Taiwan
Besides establishing renewable forms of energy production, Taiwan has also considered resorting to nuclear power as another clean energy source. In 2019, the hotly debated topic had 44 percent of respondents to a survey indicating that they were against abolishing nuclear power in the country, as opposed to nearly 17 percent of respondents in support of the decision. In addition, another 30 percent of respondents were in favor of availing clean energy at a higher price in that year.