民主進步黨高雄市黨部

投稿華爾街日報 吳釗燮:民進黨能源政策將達成整體平衡

針對日前華爾街日報報導有關台灣的能源政策,民進黨秘書長吳釗燮今(29)日以「Renewable Energy Is Not Dangerous for Taiwan(再生能源不會為台灣帶來危險)」為題投稿該報表示,民進黨的能源政策將結合節能措施與再生能源的發展,達成能源供給與需求的整體平衡。

吳秘書長指出,民進黨尋求在2025年將可再生能源的比例,提昇至總發電量百分之20;這是一個企圖心十足的計畫,卻也同時非常務實,能結合台灣已高度發展的太陽能產業、風力與沼氣,減少對核電的依賴。未來能源政策也將同時與經濟政策緊密結合,希望帶來經濟成長、產業創新與增加就業機會。

而針對民進黨主席蔡英文對核電的立場,吳秘書長指出,民進黨主席蔡英文在2006-07擔任行政院副院長期間,有義務執行國民黨佔多數的立法院對核四所做出的決議。若是將她的作為詮釋為對核能的支持,是昧於事實。

吳秘書長強調,為了台灣人民與周遭鄰國的福祉,民進黨致力於維繫台灣的安全、安定與繁榮,而民進黨的能源政策也希望達成相同的承諾。

最後,如投稿第四段所提的,民進黨的非核家園計畫目標於2025年完成,並非引言文所提的2015年。民進黨已經要求華爾街日報修正。 

吳秘書長的中英對照全文如下:

Renewable Energy Is Not Dangerous for Taiwan

 再生能源不會為台灣帶來危險

 Your July 23 editorial “Taiwan Chooses Vulnerability” which dismissed the Democratic Progressive Party’s goal of a nuclear-free Taiwan by 2015 as “fanciful” invites clarification.

貴報於7月23日刊出的社論〈台灣選擇脆弱〉,抨擊民主進步黨於2025建立非核家園的目標為「異想天開」,我們必須進行若干澄清。

First it must be noted that as Vice Premier in 2006-07 DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen was duty-bound to implement the decisions made by the KMT-dominated legislature regarding the fourth nuclear plant. It is disingenuous to interpret this as support for nuclear power generally.

首先我們必須指出,民進黨主席蔡英文在2006-07擔任行政院副院長期間,有義務執行國民黨佔多數的立法院對核四所做出的決議。若是將她的作為詮釋為對核能的支持,是昧於事實。

Today the DPP is putting forth a comprehensive energy policy carefully crafted by energy and industry experts to achieve a holistic balance between supply and demand through a combination of conservation and the development of renewables. This forward-looking approach is also closely associated with the DPP’s plans for Taiwan’s future economic growth industrial innovation and job creation.

目前民進黨正推動一套完整的能源政策,經過能源及產業專家仔細琢磨,希望結合節能措施與再生能源的發展,達成能源供給與需求的整體平衡。這個前瞻性的作法,同時與民進黨的經濟政策緊密結合,希望帶來經濟成長、產業創新與增加就業機會。

The DPP seeks to expand power generation from renewable sources to account for 20% of the overall energy production by 2025. This is an ambitious goal but one firmly grounded in reality: Taiwan is one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality solar cells and also holds enormous potential for developing sustainable energy from wind and biogas. To realize this potential we envision a multipronged package of adjusted feed-in tariff rates and increased investment and subsidies to incentivize greater private-sector participation in developing these new energy sources.

 民進黨尋求在2025年將可再生能源的比例,提昇至總發電量百分之20。這是一個企圖心十足的計畫,卻也同時非常務實:台灣是全世界生產最多高品質太陽能電池的產地之一,並且對發展風力、沼氣等再生能源有巨大的潛力。為了實現這個潛力,我們提出的願景提出多面向政策配套,包括調整可再生能源回購電價,並且增加投資與補助,以提高私部門參與新能源開發的誘因。

Furthermore the DPP does not view the issue in simplistic terms of “replacing nuclear’s 18% share” of energy supplies through renewables given that current power demand levels could already be reduced by 10% by implementing existing conservation methods. Additional energy savings facilitated by new technologies such as smart grids and smart meters will also feature prominently in our long-term plans.

更有甚者,民進黨並非如該報詮釋將問題簡化為「取代18%核電」,因為透過既存的節約能源方案,就已經可以將目前的能源需求降低10%。我們的長程計劃中,也會善用其他節約能源的新科技,例如智慧電網和智慧電錶。

The DPP is committed to keeping Taiwan safe secure and prosperous in the long term for our citizens and neighbors and our energy policies are aimed at meeting this commitment.

為了台灣人民與周遭鄰國的福祉,民進黨致力於維繫台灣的安全、安定與繁榮,而我們的能源政策也希望達成相同的承諾。