Nordic countries seek cooperation with Taiwan in sustainable energy

Northern European countries are seeking to explore more opportunities for cooperation with Taiwan in the field of energy efficiency and sustainability, representatives of three Nordic countries to Tai...

Taiwan’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm inaugurated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s first offshore wind farm to reach a commercial scale was inaugurated in a ceremony at a fishing port in Miaoli County on Wednesday morning (Nov. 13), markin...

Japan's SoftBank shaken by WeWork, but committing billions

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank has committed billions of dollars to bailing out office-space sharing startup WeWork in a daring vote of confidence from its intrepid founder Masayoshi ...

Eight out of 10 Taiwanese support government’s energy transformation policies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Almost eight out of 10 Taiwanese support the government’s energy transformation policies and even more favor the use of solar energy, according to a survey published...

Greenpeace urges Taiwan presidential candidates to address carbon emission issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Environmental group Greenpeace has urged Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates to put forth policies in response to the issue of climate change as Taiwan is listed i...

California power shutdowns raise air pollution worries

Power shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution. As utilities halted...

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...

Garden honors woman whose family saved Jews in World War II

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After immigrating to the United States, Wilhelmina Wiegman rarely talked about how her family in the Netherlands sheltered a Jewish couple and their daughter fleeing Nazi persecut...

Residents seek backup power as storms, fires cause blackouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change has led to deadlier wildfire seasons in the American West and more severe hurricanes and storms barreling up the Southern and Eastern coasts. The dramatic weather freque...

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. ...

Competing with football, marathon House election nears end

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday's special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year's presid...

N. Carolina election tests Trump clout, suburbs' GOP flight

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Re...

Solar power in Taiwan surpassed nuke plant due to hot sun on Mon.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The scorching hot sun seen in Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 2) had an unexpected benefit: 2 Gigawatts (GW) of power was generated, more than that of Taiwan's biggest nuclear powe...

Taiwan's Kinmen County celebrates its first solar-powered smart bus stop screen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday (July 26), the Kinmen Country government celebrated the installation of the county's first solar-powered smart bus stop notification screen, the first such s...

SoftBank sets up $108B investment fund, with no Saudi money

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet company SoftBank Group Corp. has set up a new fund for investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence. Tokyo-based SoftBank said Friday its ...