By Crystal Hsu / Staff reporterThe government should be more flexible with its energy policy, as the potential of an electricity shortage sits on top of the list of concerns local companies have when they make investment decisions, a trade group said yesterday. Technology has reshaped industry and smart manufacturing of shoes and other non-technology products is fashionable these days, he said. Taiwan and Germany are the only two nations in the world that have declared a plan to abolish nuclear power, CNAIC said. The trade group said it is not against the development of renewable energy sources, but urged the government to push back the nuclear-free schedule until alternative energy sources become sufficient and affordable. Free economic zones with favorable tax terms would allow Taiwan to attract as much investment from local and foreign firms as free-trade agreements do, Lin said.
Source: Taipei Times March 15, 2019 15:56 UTC