Premier calls for cooperation on phasing out nuclear power

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-09-16

Premier William Lai has called for cooperation with the government’s plan to phase

(CNA file photo)

out nuclear power.

The Tsai Ing-wen administration has set a goal of mothballing all of Taiwan’s nuclear plants by 2025. The government also hopes that electricity from renewable sources will account for 20% of Taiwan’s power supply by 2025.

On Saturday, the premier visited the southern city of Tainan, where he had served as mayor before taking his current position. He spoke about his decision seven years ago to turn Tainan into a low-carbon city. He also spoke about the city’s work to pass ordinances lowering carbon emissions and encouraging the development of solar power.    [FULL  STORY]

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