Overcoming Taiwan’s Energy Trilemma

Author
Evan A. Feigenbaum, Jen-Yi Hou
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Abstract
Taiwan needs to look not just to the energy it needs right now but also to the energy it will need ten to twenty years from now if it is to power its future. This paper focuses on two elements of the paradigmatic transformation that are especially relevant to Taiwan’s future: (1) the rise of new energy and storage technologies, and (2) the dynamics of liquefied natural gas pricing. In particular, it looks at several ways in which new investment partnerships between Taiwan and U.S. players could bolster Taiwan’s ambitious effort to build out renewable energy as a source of industrial and residential power.
Topic
Energy Policy, Markets, Science and Technology, Investment, Fossil Fuels
Political Geography
Middle East, Taiwan, United States of America