Ban on coal would lead to power cuts: Taipower

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/15
By: Milly Lin and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 15 (CNA) The state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) said Wednesday 201504150029t0001that if its coal-fired power plants are shut down, the country would face immediate power supply cuts on a rotational basis.

The company issued the warning a day after six city and county governments in central and southern Taiwan signed a pledge in support of a plan to ban the burning of bituminous coal and petroleum coke at local factories and power plants.

The plan, drafted by the Yunlin County government, was backed by Chiayi City, Tainan City, Changhua County, Taichung City and Chiayi County.     [FULL  STORY]

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