There are problems getting Taichung LNG storage expanded, also EPA related, dolphins, coral . It also takes years to put into action . These are very expensive very large scale construction projects .
I remember reading that 2025 was supposed to be peak coal usage (percentage wise) with more gas to come onstream by 2030.
Which means Taiwan has a government target to actually increase air pollution including CO2 emissions until at least 2025.
Also the other issue some folks might not be aware of, electricity demand is climbing every year, so ‰ reduction in terms of ratio does not necessarily mean actual reduction in air pollution, need to check the nominal number.
YOu see what I don’t get more than anything is how come cigarette smoking is banned in many public places but bigger stuff like this is allowed to happen .
This more than anything is a HEALTH crisis.
Taiwan supposedly has one of the highest rate of lung cancer amongst the general population in the whole world. In this regard Taiwan is very very backwards…
(Not even talking about ignoring the great existential threat of our age, global warming )
The attitude is not cha by duo but more mei ban fa head down ignorance from top to bottom. In what developed country do people regularly burn stuff beside kids playgrounds or on the street ? Nobody questions it for fear of offending the stupid cultural norm. Of disturbing the peace. Burn burn burn. Let the kids suck in the pollution.
Look at Mayor Ke what has he done to clean up Taipei’s air in reality ? He is a heart surgeon he knows that air pollution is strongly correlated with cardiovascular disease and mortality .