[Comment] Energy that no one has been sacrificed is clean green energy! Do not allow green energy capital to devour farming and fishing villages

Published: 2024-02-28 Author: mysheen
Last Updated: 2024/02/28, [Comment] Energy that no one has been sacrificed is clean green energy! Do not allow green energy capital to devour farming and fishing villages

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In order to achieve carbon reduction from waste nuclear power, Taiwan has actively promoted the green energy industry. however, in recent years, solar panels have been widely built in agricultural and fishing villages in the central and southern part of the country, from the slopes to the coastline, and even the original tribes have triggered tribal struggles over the cause of photovoltaics. The storm spread to the sea, and the fishing grounds along the coast could not stay out of the matter. the development of wind power off Yunlin triggered a backlash among fishermen at sea. Recently, the wind power industry even wanted to get its hands on Taiwan's most important fishing grounds in the three northern islands, making fishermen on the north coast, Keelung and Ilan angry, and local governors also shouted that they should not be allowed to go away.

Over the past year or so, "upstream and downstream" have witnessed many chaotic images of green energy, interviewed and produced dozens of reports on "photoelectric invasion of agriculture" and related disputes over the development of green energy. We would like to ask: what is the key to the conflict between the development of green energy and agriculture and fisheries? What are the structural factors? If we do not clarify the problem, I am afraid it will not help to complete the energy transformation, and allowing the conflict to continue to expand may even lead to the collapse of the public opinion base in support of non-nuclear homes.

Generally speaking, the development of green energy in Taiwan lacks a proper planning and site selection evaluation system, and green energy capital is allowed to develop agricultural and fishing land with market logic, which not only greatly changes the land landscape, but also continues to accelerate the commercialization of agricultural land. eliminate the industry and life of the entire agriculture and fishing sector and weaken the vitality of the development of rural areas with only one breath.

The issue of agricultural land factories and farmhouses serves as a warning. This is not only a question of whether agriculture can maintain a good production environment, but also a question of "supporting workers with agriculture" once again-- through institutional arrangements, the short-sighted decision of sacrificing agricultural and fishing villages and supporting green energy industries not only widens the imbalance in the industrial sector, but also accumulates into an intergenerational territorial problem.

Pingtung fine farmland is covered with large tracts of optoelectronic (Photography / Liu Yanshi) 1. Optoelectronic interests push up farmland prices, land brokers are rampant, making farming and fish farming more difficult

The industry of each township has corresponding land use, which adapts to its industrial pattern, shaping style, culture, landscape and landscape. when the optoelectronic industry enters agricultural land, it not only physically changes the appearance of the countryside, but also hijacks the incentive of high rent under the support of policy. it also accelerates the pressure on the transfer of agricultural land for other use.

Although there is a legal guarantee for the use of agricultural land, in fact, the vague agricultural land policy and loose law enforcement, coupled with the excessive development and expropriation, have caused the price of agricultural land to be completely separated from agricultural production, but based on whether the agricultural land can be changed to determine the price. Taiwan's agricultural land price is the highest in the world, resulting in an extremely steep agricultural production environment.

In recent years, urban survival is not easy, and young and strong people have begun to return to the countryside, but the price of agricultural land is high, and the surrounding area of the city is either to build tin factories or to be invested and hoarded for development, and the farmland has been rezoned into reserve land for farmhouses. Now the photoelectricity industry is holding high rents, pushing up the price of agricultural land again, making it more difficult to obtain land from farmers in the future.

In addition to agricultural land, the symbiosis of fishing and electricity has also caused the number of fish ponds to soar from one million to three or four times. Land brokers are operating along the coast, and the tenants and farmers are miserable, saying bitterly: "Coastal fishing villages have been controlled by photovoltaic operators."

"read on behalf of the case" Seven fishermen roared, fishing and electricity symbiosis plundered farmland, landlords terminated their contracts, and farmers were caught in a crisis of survival.

Second, optoelectronic interests hollowed out the local society, and the situation of deviating from the countryside is even more difficult.

From a social point of view, agriculture and fishery is not only an economic and production sector, but also a set of social system, which is composed of geo-society, kinship, religious belief and even various cooperative relations. Optoelectronics's land interests are exclusive to landlords, but it is unable to create a real industrial, cultural and other cooperative network. Just emptying the countryside with rent, the impact on rural society has never been faced squarely by property officials and academics.

Most of the agricultural and fishing villages are in population decline areas due to the imbalance between urban and rural areas, and operators even take advantage of the development expectations of marginal areas, and local people, gangsters, and factions mobilize for high commissions one after another, incarnating land brokers to share the pie of benefits. often lead to local division, continuous coax, and corrupt the place.

Optoelectronic developers in Zhiben Wetland foster friendly groups in the tribe to challenge the leading core of tribal culture. Jackie Chan's consensus on community development and ecological conservation accumulated over the years has now been forced by optoelectronics, resulting in a rift in the community consensus.

The Changhua seashore has the largest intertidal zone of wetlands in Taiwan. after Guoguang Petrochemical was blocked ten years ago, local environmental protection organizations were willing to adopt this intertidal zone, using ecology as a local asset, but now it has been favored by foreign photovoltaic companies to promote "building a solar photovoltaic city." combined with the mobilization of local development groups to form an "economic self-rescue association." But I don't know what the advantages are in a village full of photovoltaic panels.

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