‘REAL NEEDS’: The KMT’s presidential candidate said that he would reduce renewable energy, but added that it would be increased as the technology matures and prices fall
Date: Nov 14, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday said that if elected president, he would reviewPresident Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) policy to phase out the use of nuclear power by 2025, to ensure that people are free from fears of pollution and power shortages.
“If elected president, I would immediately review the erroneous policy of a ‘nuclear-free homeland by 2025’ and, based on a referendum on keeping nuclear power passed last year, propose a more reasonable and pragmatic goal and approach for the nation’s energy plan,” the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidential candidate told a news conference in Taipei.
He added that he “would make the fears over power shortages and having to wear a mask — which people have experienced over the past three-and-a-half years — completely disappear.”
While most people might not understand energy policies due to their complexity, all they need is affordable electricity prices, clean air and reliable power, Han said. [FULL STORY]