Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Taiwan: Another Island Looks to Geothermal Energy

Taiwan’s Orchid Island to turn green (Taiwan News)

Local government has reached agreement for solar and geothermal energy projects

Local leaders want to turn remote Orchid Island (蘭嶼) off Taitung County into a “green energy island,” the Liberty Times reported Wednesday.

The island, 76 kilometer from the southeast of Taiwan’s main island, is best known for its Yami indigenous population and their culture, but was also chosen by the authorities in the past to store radioactive waste from the country’s three operating nuclear power stations.

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From the Global Geothermal News archives:

Friday, December 29, 2017 - Taiwan: Drilling of Geothermal Exploration Well Begins on Green Island