Nate Maynard

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Nate Maynard works on environmental issues ranging from climate change to the circular economy. A Fulbright fellowship to study coral reef economics originally brought him to Taiwan where has since also consulted on green business development and clean power . He is currently a PhD student at National Chengchi University.

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2018/11/22 | Nate Maynard

Taiwanese Companies Commit to 100% Renewables, Despite a Dirty Grid

The first of what might eventually be a flood of Taiwanese companies have committed to sourcing 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources.

2018/10/01 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: The Difficult Truth About Sustainability and Bio-Plastics

The world is rushing towards embracing bio-plastics because they sound like a nice alternative to banned single-use plastics, but the truth is that in most cases bio-plastics are not biodegradable.

2019/05/09 | Nate Maynard

What Feed-in Tariff Controversy? Why Taiwan's Wind Power Future Looks Bright

At a recent conference in Taipei, January's controversy over feed-in tariffs did not dampen a sense of optimism over Taiwan's wind energy future.

2018/10/12 | Nate Maynard

Face Your Fear: Here's What a 1.5 C Warmer World Really Looks Like

In the best case scenario we will lose corals and the Arctic even if we transition at an abrupt and societally transformative pace.

2018/07/18 | Nate Maynard

ANALYSIS: Solar Lessons for ASEAN from Thailand's Feed-in Tariff Success

Thailand has powered past regional peers when it comes to solar power capacity via astute implementation of feed-in tariffs.

2018/05/11 | Nate Maynard

China’s Waste Import Ban: An Opportunity for Real Recycling

China's move to reject the world's waste is an opportunity to think seriously about the true costs of recycling.

2017/12/07 | Nate Maynard

OPINION: The Devastating Human Costs of Taiwan’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

The true or 'natural' cost of burning coal is off the charts, not least in terms of negative impacts on health and climate.

2018/02/08 | Nate Maynard

Tainan's Student 'Resource Wizards' Tap into the Circular Economy

One program at National Cheng Kung University is trying to push new concepts that go beyond recycling.

2018/03/16 | Nate Maynard

5 Highlights from Mapping Taiwan's Circular Economy Projects

Circular economy is something of an abstract concept, so here are five real world examples of CE projects in Taiwan.

2018/03/02 | Nate Maynard

Crashing Dreams: The Problem with Sky Lanterns

If you're going to go set fire to lanterns and litter the countryside, at least use a lantern that has a sustainable design.

2018/04/10 | Nate Maynard

TCI Becomes First Taiwanese Company to Commit to 100% Renewable Energy

A white label manufacturer is showing the way for Taiwan's companies to fall into line with a greening global supply chain.

2017/11/14 | Nate Maynard

Taiwan Cannot Develop Renewable Energy While Secretly Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Taiwan's government claims that they eliminated electricity subsidies, but they really just hid them from public scrutiny.

2018/04/22 | Nate Maynard

5 Tips to Help Save the Planet on Earth Day and Every Day

There is no easy fix for global warming, but there are everyday ways you can make a difference.