Renewable energy perspectives and support mechanisms in Taiwan

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The use and development of renewable energy has become a major policy incentive in Taiwan. Some measures, promoting renewable energy, were previously instituted, but many legal and institutional barriers, hampering the development of renewable energy, remain; thus, it is necessary to encourage discussion to eliminate barriers and implement support mechanisms. This article reviews current measures and addresses the perspectives and support mechanisms of renewable energy in Taiwan. Basically, Taiwan's short, medium and long-term development progress and strategies for renewable energy sources can be seen to correspond to current international initiatives; in practice, however, many issues (such as establishing domestic renewable energy technologies and inter-departmental coordination mechanisms) must still be addressed, in order to actively promote the utilization of renewable energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1718-1732
Number of pages15
JournalRenewable Energy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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