5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Taiwan’s Energy Challenge: Meeting the Needs to Power Growth

Supply not being to keep up with the ever-increasing energy needs of Taiwan was made all too clear this summer as the island faced a blackout. Facing a dearth of energy sources within its own boundaries, Taipei will need to introduce major changes in how it secures and distributes power. Join us for a discussion on the political and social, as well as economic ramifications of the options Taipei has to meet its expansive energy needs, and how its decisions may impact Taiwan’s foreign policy.


  • Mikkal Herberg

    Senior lecturer on international and Asian energy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego.
  • Jane Nakano

    Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Russell Hsiao

    Executive Director, Global Taiwan Institute