Cabinet reaffirms goal of phasing out nuclear power by 2025

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/11
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, March 11 (CNA) Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) reiterated on

(CNA file photo)

Saturday that the government’s goal of phasing out nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025 remains unchanged, as protesters held anti-nuclear power rallies around the country.

Hsu said the government will brief the public about its plans later this month, including ways to increase the amount of electricity generated from renewable sources nationwide to 20 percent by 2025.

Other issues such as handling nuclear waste, upgrading to more efficient thermal power plants and steps to decommission the country’s three active nuclear power plants will also be addressed, added state-run utility Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) in a statement.

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