By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, March 11 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said Friday that Taiwan’s energy situation is his biggest concern before leaving office on May 20, and he hoped the promotion of a “nuclear power free homeland” would be done gradually.
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and her Democratic Progressive Party have said they will move toward making Taiwan nuclear free by 2025.
Ma urged caution, however, on the fifth anniversary of an earthquake and massive tsunami that pummeled Japan and triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Like Japan, Taiwan is located in a seismic zone and vulnerable to earthquakes, and many in the country turned against nuclear power after the accident in Japan. [FULL STORY]