Energy presents the EU and Taiwan with serious political and existential challenges. Some involve CO2 emissions, climate change, and environmental sustainability. More concerns pertain to international political economy and foreign affairs. These and other constraints, including insufficient expansion or unsuitability of renewable sources (RES), suggest that although Taiwan and many EU states are declared as "non-nuclear," they have incentives to retain and even expand nuclear industries. Yet skepticism about nuclear power exists alongside some indicators of public acceptance or indifference. Competing and contradictory pressures mean policy and decision-makers are confronted with difficult choices. Refusal to make them will further limit their room for maneuver.
|Title of host publication||Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Hong Kong University Press, HKU|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|