Taiwan

2016 Taiwan Key Figures
Population: 23.5 million
GDP growth rate: 1.40 %/year
Energy independence: 9.95%
Total consumption/GDP:* 76.6 (2015=100)
CO2 Emissions: 11.6 tCO2/capita
Rate of T&D power losses: 3.49%
* at purchasing power parity
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Total Energy consumption

The country's total consumption per capita reaches 4.7 toe, which is more than 60% higher than the European average. Electricity consumption per capita is around 10 200 kWh.

The total consumption has increased slightly since 2012, by 0.7%/year on average (110 Mtoe in 2016). Coal and oil...

Taiwan energy report

 Total energy consumption

Crude oil production

Taiwan imports all its crude oil needs (45 Mt of crude in 2016). Around half of the crude oil is imported from the Middle East. Oil product imports are almost completely balanced by exports.

The country's refining capacity (1 040 000 bbl/d) is distributed over three refineries: Talin (300...

Asia Refineries Dataset

 Crude oil production

Renewable in % electricity production

The country promotes renewable energies through the "Renewable Energy Development Act" enacted in 2009. Taiwan has increased its target for electricity generation from renewables four times. The latest objective, set in 2017, is to build 1.2 GW of onshore wind power by 2020, as well as 20 GW of...


 Share of renewables in electricity production (incl hydro)

CO2 fuel combustion/CO2 emissions

Although not part of the UNFCCC, Taiwan has pledged in its own INDC to decrease its GHG emissions by 50% compared to business as usual by 2030, reaching 214 MtCO2eq.

In early 2017, the Taiwanese government passed its National Climate Change Action Guidelines, which details ten...

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