- Taiwan imports 97% of its energy, making its energy security precarious.
- The island is heavily reliant on sea shipments for energy supplies.
- Taiwan's booming manufacturing sector, particularly semiconductor factories, contributes to high energy demand.
- Experts in Washington are concerned about Taiwan's energy vulnerabilities in the face of a conflict with China.
- Recommendations include expanding domestic renewable energy generation and increasing purchases of fossil fuels from aligned countries.
Taiwan Has a Big National-Security Risk: It Imports 97% of Its Energy
Taiwan's energy security is at risk as it imports 97% of its energy, raising concerns about its ability to keep the lights on in a conflict with China.