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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.

2019/12/04 | 廣編企劃

Five Things You Should Know About “Motorbike Electrification” with the Advent of the New Motorbike Era

Taiwan, known as the “kingdom of motorbikes,” not only has a mature motorbike supply chain, but also is an important ICT industry export nation. However, the government resorted to “the coexistence and co-prosperity of gasoline & electric powered vehicles”. What are the blind spots of such a practice?

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.

2020/01/18 | Coco Dollanganger

Will Philippines Impose Plastic Ban in 2020?

Philippines is the world's third largest source of ocean plastics. How can it reduce plastic waste nationwide?

2018/10/26 | Madeleine Work

OPINION: Taipei Should Have a Car Free Day

Taipei and Taiwan's other cities would benefit enormously from a few days break from the tyranny of the gas-guzzling automobile.

2018/12/10 | Jules Quartly

Death by Drowning in Plastic on Taiwan's Beaches

About 91% of the debris washing up on Taiwan’s beaches is plastic, which is not only unsightly, but also kills marine creatures and seeps into our food and water supplies

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.

2019/09/03 | Jasmine Su

How Did Taiwan Become an Environmentally Conscious Society?

How did Taiwanese become so receptive of plastic-reduction policies? It might have to do with Taiwan's education, colonial history, culture, and even religious influence.

2019/09/05 | Taiwan Scene

Taiwan to Host Its First Eco-Friendly Lantern Festival in October

Fall for Taiwan this autumn with the eco-friendly sky lantern festival hosted by MyTaiwanTour.

2019/10/18 | TNL Feature

Taipei American School to Compete in iGEM With Food Contaminant Detector

Taipei American School will participate in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition with a student invention that can detect agricultural contaminants in produce.

2019/01/28 | The Interpreter

China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea

The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.

2019/12/30 | Sally Jensen

Beyond 2020: Taiwan Needs to Take Climate Chaos Seriously

Whoever wins January’s election will have to effectively manage the global, indiscriminate forces of climate chaos.

2019/09/29 | Darice D. Chang

End Species Exploitation: Taipei Joins the Third Annual Animal Rights March

Vegan activists in Taipei participate in the third annual Animal Rights March, raising awareness of animal cruelty in Taiwan.