By: Lu Hsin-hui and Y.F. Low
Taipei, March 12 (CNA) President-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of the
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reiterated Saturday that one of her party’s objectives is to phase out nuclear power in Taiwan over the next nine years.
In a Facebook post that coincided with a nationwide anti-nuclear protest, Tsai said the DPP has long advocated that the operations of Taiwan’s three active nuclear power plants should not be extended and that construction of the fourth nuclear power plant should be terminated to make the country nuclear-free by 2025.
To achieve that goal, it is also important to adjust Taiwan’s energy structure and promote energy conservation, Tsai said.
She said the DPP has proposed managing peak-hour electricity use, enhancing the efficiency of electricity distribution, and amending the Electricity Act to encourage the development of renewable energy, so as to move Taiwan step by step toward zero nuclear power. [FULL STORY]