In the policy preparation stage before the increase last week, there are two episodes that are worth pondering. One is the environmental protection groups that have always been opposed to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Previously, they only advocated that the government should moderately increase electricity prices. A joint press conference held at the gate of the Executive Yuan called on the government to raise electricity prices for large electricity consumers, which is equivalent to giving the government clear support for correct policies.
Second, at the handover ceremony, Lin Bofeng, who had just stepped down as the chairman of the Association for the Advancement of Industry and Commerce, repeated the old tune of "rising electricity prices for large power consumers will lead to companies leaving, and the government should promote the extension of existing nuclear power plants industry email list or the construction of nuclear power plants." However, he was directly slapped in the face by Zhang Anping, the head of another enterprise group who has been actively developing renewable energy and energy storage in recent years, saying that even if he left, he could not find a country with cheaper electricity prices than Taiwan.
These two episodes, in addition to jointly echoing the increase in electricity prices for major users, are not only a global trend, but also highly legitimate. The reason is naturally that the government has over-subsidized industrial electricity for a long time, and the fossil fuels have risen sharply due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, which has further exacerbated the global energy crisis. People experience a greater sense of multiple deprivation (explained in detail in this section, s