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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.

  • 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
Experts in Washington are beginning to fret about the island democracy’s ability to keep the lights on in a conflict with China

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