Is Tsai rethinking nuclear power or not? What you need to know about the controversy

The China Post
Date: August 12, 2017
By: The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — To the uninitiated, the debate over whether the president said


nuclear power is an option for Taiwan could be confusing.

Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce (工商協進會) Chairman Lin Por-fong (林伯豐) said Friday that President Tsai Ing-wen told him at a meeting with CNAIC representatives earlier in the day that the government would consider using nuclear power if Taiwan faced a serious power shortage.

The Presidential Office later said that was not true, stressing that more than just a power shortage would be needed for it to consider restarting suspended nuclear plants.

Still, the administration was essentially admitting that nuclear power could be an option, albeit under very unlikely circumstances.    [FULL  STORY]

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