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Fire breaks out at Taiwan's Taichung Power Plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A fire broke out Thursday morning (June 10) at the Taichung Power Plant, the fourth-largest coal-fired power station in the world. At 7:09 a.m. on Thursday morning, the...

Taichung, Taiwan Power Company at odds over coal-fired units at power plant

The Taichung City government and the state-owned electricity supplier, Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower), were at loggerheads Sunday on whether some of the Taichung Power Plant's coal-fired units should...

Coal-fired power plants cut output amid poor air quality: Taiwan EPA

Five coal-fired power plants in Taiwan have significantly reduced their output this weekend, due to unhealthy levels of air pollution in large parts of the country, the Environmental Protection Admini...

Unclaimed body of Taiwanese teenager identified after 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unclaimed body of a Taiwanese teenager was finally identified after three years, during which time it drifted 300 kilometers from Taichung to waters around Turtle Isla...

Dirty energy heats up conflicts in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A confrontation between the Taichung City Government and the Taiwan Power Company (TPC) over air pollution has triggered a round of political arm-wrestling between the cen...

Taichung scraps permits for Taichung Power Plant generators for excessive coal consumption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Power Plant was issued its third hefty fine on Wednesday (Dec. 25) as the city government announced the revocation of coal-use permits for two of its generato...

Taichung Power Plant fined again for exceeding coal use

Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturday. ...

Central Taiwan power plant fined again for exceeding coal use

The Taichung Power Plant has been slapped with another hefty fine totaling NT$6 million (US$198,445) after it failed to cease the use of raw coal for power generation, the city government said Saturda...

Former Taipei Mayor Eric Chu drops tragic music video

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taipei mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) released a music video on Monday (Nov. 3) that has received mixed reviews from netizens. The former chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) ...

Taiwan's Taipower takes steps to cut coal consumption at Taichung plant

State-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Monday that it has taken steps to cut coal consumption at its Taichung power plant as part of efforts to help reduce pollution in the central Taiwanese city....

Taiwan Taichung power plant slapped with NT$60 million fine for pollution

The Taichung City government on Monday imposed a total fine of NT$60 million (US$1.96 million) on a state-run electricity plant for discharging toxic waste water into a river estuary. The coal-fire...

Taiwan Taichung power plant could partially suspend operations over pollution

The Taichung City government is considering ordering the Taichung Power Plant to suspend operations of four of its generators after the largest power plant in the country has been repeatedly found to ...

Tropical Storm Hagibis not expected to directly affect Taiwan

A tropical depression east of Guam was upgraded to Tropical Storm Hagibis on Sunday morning, but it is not expected to directly affect Taiwan, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) projections. ...

Taichung Power Plant ordered to build new waste treatment facility

TAIPEI (CNA) -- The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has requested state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) to build a new waste treatment facility for its coal-fired power plant in Taichung in two ye...

Taichung Power Plant fails third checkup this year, fined NT$20 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan Power Company’s plant in Longjing, Taichung, was fined NT$20 million (about US$648,000) by Taichung’s Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) on Monday (Apr...