Taiwan Power Co to plant 1 million trees in exchange for expansion
The Taiwan Power Co (Taipower), after promising to plant 1 million trees, has won permission from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) to expand one of its power plants, a newspaper said on Thursday. ( dpa )
According to the Commercial Times, EPA gave approved Taipower's plan to expand its coal-fired power plant in Linkou, outside Taipei, after Taipower had promised to plant 1 million trees to compensate for green house emissions from the expanded plant.
In its report to EPA, Taipower detailed short-, mid- and long-term measures for environmental protection, and pledged to cut its 2020 greenhouse emission to the level of 2008, the daily said.
The state-run Taipower plans to install 3 more generators at the Linkou Power Plant to boost the plant's power generation capability from the current 1 million kilowatts to 2.48 million kilowatts.
Taipower will invite international tenders for the 3 generators, with the contract worth about 4.8 billion US dollars. The first generator is scheduled to go into operation in 2013, the Commercial Times said.