Taiwan to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is considering plans to subsidize utility bills for businesses hurt amid the coronavirus outbreak, with details to be hammered out soon. The Mi...

Taiwan to boost renewable energy to 20% by 2025, introduce trillion-dollar investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Taiwanese voted in a 2018 referendum to abolish the earlier deadline of 2025 to denuclearize the country, the island nation continues its march toward a green...

Taiwanese group calls for changing China Airlines to 'Formosa Airlines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pro-Taiwan independence group on Monday (Feb. 3) called for the word "China" to be removed from the name of Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines to avo...

Taiwan Power Company serves up a feast for solitary elderly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) invited around 200 solitary senior citizens from the Penghu Islands to a free lunch on Saturday (Jan. 18) to celebrate the up...

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...

90 newlyweds at Taipower's group wedding in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ninety couples got married at the Taiwan Power Company group wedding at Yangmingshan Chung-Shan Hall on Saturday (Oct. 26), making it the second highest number of couples to be ...

Cat causes power cut in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several neighborhoods in Yunlin County, western Taiwan, were plunged into total darkness on Friday (Oct. 11) evening after a cat stepped on an electrical switch. This c...

Taiwan to graze cattle on solar farms to optimize energy production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering grazing cattle on solar farms to remove weeds that affect the efficiency of energy generation. According to state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taip...

Survey finds active faults near Taiwan nuclear plant: activists

A group of activists said Monday that Taiwan's No. 4 nuclear power plant should not be activated because it sits close to an active fault line, as was confirmed in a recent geological survey by a ...

Passengers stranded on Taipei Airport MRT train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airport MRT train suddenly stopped on a viaduct in Taipei due to a power outage on Wednesday (Sept. 18) afternoon, leaving roughly 150 passengers stranded. Passenger...

Taipower to cooperate with intelligence agency on improving cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has reached an agreement with a government intelligence agency in hopes of improving the company’s digital security competence. ...

Lighting up 'Remains of the 13 Levels' in New Taipei ruins area's tranquility, say locals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The lighting of the "Remains of the 13 Levels" in New Taipei County since Mid-Autumn Festival has many local residents fearful that the quiet coastal community o...

Remains of 13 Levels in NE Taiwan to be illuminated starting on Moon Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Remains of the 13 Levels, which sits on a hillside overlooking the ocean on the northeastern coast of Taiwan, will be illuminated by amber lights nightly from 6 p.m. to 9 p...

AIT director talks up major energy deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Brent Christensen said he expects the US to work with Taiwan on building the country's energy infrastructure, at co...

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 ...