EPA approves decommissioning of Taiwan's No. 1 nuke reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After three years of review, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) on Wednesday (May 15) announced that it has approved a 25-year decommissioning plan for ...

Indonesia court allows dam in orangutan habitat to proceed

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Environmentalists have lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species. ...

TSMC cleared to build new factory in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The world’s largest contract semiconductor manufacturing company, TSMC (台積電), has been cleared to commence construction of a new 3nm chip factory at the Southern Tai...

Taiwan decommissions oldest nuclear power reactor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first reactor at the Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei City ceased operations on Dec. 5, and has officially begun a decommission process. Taiwan Power Compa...

Taichung’s second MRT line in full gear after approval from Taiwan’s central government

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taichung Transportation Bureau Director-General Wang Yi-chuan (王義川) said Taichung MRT's Blue Line is in full gear now that the central government has approved the projec...

Government to scrap Shenao power plant project: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier William Lai (賴清德) said Friday the government is calling off the plan to expand and reopen the Shenao coal-fired power plant located in Ruifang District of New Taip...

Taiwan open to canning coal power plant reopening: Premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government is open to shelving the planned reopening of the Shenao coal-fired power plant (深澳電廠), if a planned liquefied natural gas terminal in Taoyuan City pa...

Bad feng shui reason for relocation of wind turbine in Taiwan's Penghu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Just before Ghost Month, it was announced that a wind turbine in Taiwan's Penghu County is to be relocated because it is considered to have bad for feng shui (風水) for a nea...

Plans to expand gas terminal in central Taiwan threatens endangered dolphins

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Environmentalists on Sunday urged the reconsideration of a proposal to expand a liquefied natural gas terminal in the port of Taichung, saying the project would jeopardize the cr...

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs defends activation of Shenao coal-fired power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has taken a hard stance in defense of planned upgrades to the coal-fired Shenao Power Plant (深澳電廠), arguing that its operation will...

EPA overturns NT$1.24 billion fine imposed on Formosa Chemicals

Taipei, March 9 (CNA) The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) overturned Friday a NT$1.24 billion fine that the Changhua County government imposed on Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corp. (FCFC)...

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs: TSMC to build R&D center in Hsinchu Science Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said on Feb. 26 that it is planning to build a research and development center in Hsinc...

TSMC to build R&D center in Hsinchu

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Monday that it is planning to build a research and development center in Hsinchu. ...

First section of improved Suhua Highway opens amid protest

TAIPEI (CNA)— The first section of an improvement project for the Suhua Highway, the road that cuts through the mountains along Taiwan's east coast, opened Monday despite a protest by motorc...

Anti-pollution protests held in Taichung and Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Thousands marched in anti-pollution parades in Taichung and Kaohsiung yesterday calling for the government to take measures to reduce Taiwan's reliance on coal for power pr...