Taiwan should find balance among seven energy sources: City University of Hong Kong president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – City University of Hong Kong president Way Kuo (郭位) said that the Taiwanese government should find the most suitable balance among “seven energy sources (七彩能源)&rdquo...

Taiwan’s CPC partners with Japan’s JERA on a 17-year LNG purchase deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s state-owned energy company CPC Corp announced on May 13 that CPC and Japan’s JERA have signed a joint long-term deal to purchase liquefied natural gas...

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes an...

Taiwan's president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters. Tsai said at a news conference Sat...

Most Taiwan people want reduction in fossil fuel power: poll

Despite fears that Taiwan will face power shortages in three years due to the government's energy policy, a survey has found that over half of the people still want it to reduce the output of ther...

North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies

NAMPO, North Korea (AP) — Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards an...

Taiwan Power Company rules out use of nuclear power

TAIPEI (CNA) -- State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) ruled out the possibility of activating the No. 4 nuclear plant Friday, dismissing the misconception that doing so would take only three years...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

India's mega Hindu festival begins under cloud of toxic air

PRAYAGRAJ, India (AP) — Thousands of portable toilets line roads constantly swept clean, drinking water flows from newly installed taps, electric substations power a massive tent city and billboards e...

How foul air in India is putting people's lives in danger

At least one in eight people died of pollution-related causes in India in 2017, a group of Indian medical research bodies have said in a recent report. The research was undertaken as part of a joint p...

Taiwan Power Co. respects referendum results but will follow government policy

TAIPEI (CNA) -- State-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Sunday it respects the recent referendum results related to energy, but will still follow the policies of the government. Taipower spoke...

Polls open for 9-in-1 local government elections and referendums

TAIPEI (CNA) — Polls opened at 8 a.m. Saturday and will run through 4 p.m. for voters in Taiwan to elect nine categories of local government positions in the so-called 9-in-1 elections. In ad...

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 to hold 7 referendums during Nov. local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to hold seven referendums on a range of social and economic issues at the upcoming local and regional elections on Nov. 24, after a meeting by the Central El...

The Latest: 9 dead, 30 missing in northern Japan quake

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — The Latest on the powerful earthquake in northern Japan (all times local): 8 p.m. Japan's prime minister says at least nine people are dead af...