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Sustainable development of renewable energy on Wangan Island, Taiwan

Jian Hua and Hong-Gwo Shiu

Utilities Policy, 2018, vol. 55, issue C, 200-208

Abstract: This study investigated the potential of achieving energy autonomy in Wangan Island, based on the use of renewable energy. The simulation results of air pollutants indicate that there could be a 30–40% reduction in emissions because of an improvement in energy efficiency. The reduction of CO2 emissions exceeded 50% in two scenarios of energy integration systems after energy efficiency was improved. Renewables could replace costly diesel for electricity generation on Wangan, and become a successful condition example of sustainable development. Roadmaps are needed for Wangan to scale up its applications of renewables, whether in the power or transportation sectors. This requires support from central government and reform in regulatory arrangements in the energy sector.

Keywords: Low-carbon island; Sustainable island; Clean energy; Renewable energy; Wind; Solar; Penghu; Wangan; Energy auditing; HOMER; Energy simulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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