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Energy Issues in East Asia – Winter 2022 Lecture Series: Offshore Wind Power Development in Taiwan and its Spatial Impact with Professor Pei-Wen Lu

April 18, 2022

The second of our joint Winter Lecture series with the Program on the Environment, Energy Issues in East Asia, occurred March 1, 2022.

Professor Peiwen Lu (National Changhua University of Education) addressed the challenges Taiwan faces developing wind energy resources within its coastal regions. Professor Lu reviewed the history of European transitions from Marine Spatial Planning to Transnational Marine Spatial Planning and how Taiwanese planners and policy makers may utilize this history with regards to Taiwan’s wind power development schemes. Taiwan faces a conflicting situation between future wind energy development and current environmental protection policies focused on conserving Taiwan’s coastal ecosystems. Dr. Lu recognized serious potential for Taiwan’s expanding relationship with wind power, as well as the importance of environmental conservation; however, she was clear that current policy must evolve to adapt coastal conservation with spatial planning for successful wind power systems creation.

Please enjoy the our recording of the lecture below, or on our Youtube page.