ICRT Central Taiwan news report–transcript

World’s largest renewable energy PPA The world’s largest renewable energy Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) has been signed in Taiwan between TSMC and Ørsted for the 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 offshore wind farm.A renewable corporate PPA is a deal where an energy producer sells power to a business at a fixed price over […]

Taiwan’s govt: Avoid China, HK and Macau–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday directed that the government’s COVID-19 relief funds be expanded by adding an additional budget of approximately NT$200 billion (US$6.79 billion).Su directed the allocation of the additional budget to help businesses affected by the pandemic and fund the procurement of disease prevention supplies and the purchase, research and development […]

Support for KMT hits all-time low–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines: A warning system developed to monitor volcanic activity in northern Taiwan and guide disaster prevention measures will be launched by the end of this year, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).The system will target the Datun volcano system in Taipei and Turtle Island in Yilan, which are active volcanoes, defined as a volcano […]

Sharp spike in Taiwanese identity–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Headlines: After the first round for preordering the stimulus vouchers began on Wednesday, nearly 1 million eligible people from underprivileged groups on Thursday began receiving a subsidy to purchase vouchers in their postal savings account, the Department of Social Assistance and Social Work said.The NT$1,000 subsidy is for them to buy NT$3,000 worth of vouchers, […]

KMT occupies the legislature–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Consumer confidence rises, a bit Taiwan’s consumer confidence index (CCI) rose 3.9 points to 68.77 for June, ending four consecutive months of decline.The index rebounded for the first time since February amid the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and its six confidence sub-indexes all rose.However, it should be noted that the rise is small, and […]

Naked provocations in Copenhagen–Taiwan Report News Brief transcript

Business updates Taiwan has moved up five places from last year to 11th in the latest annual world competitiveness ranking released by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).The global top 10 was led by Singapore, followed by Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. […]

Recall fallout and the road ahead–Taiwan News Brief transcript

Coronavirus updates The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will end its daily COVID-19 press briefings and instead give briefings once a week starting next week.That likely means that soon I won’t be starting every show with coronavirus updates! Business updates The consumer price index (CPI) last month declined 1.19 percent from a year earlier, the […]