A Taipower spokesman made the remarks after Taiwanese public voted against the government’s policy of phasing-out nuclear power by 2025
By: Central News Agency
TAIPEI (CNA) — State-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Sunday it respects the recent referendum results related to energy, but will still follow the policies of the government.
Taipower spokesman Hsu Tsao-hua (徐造華) made the remarks after Taiwanese voted against the government’s policy of phasing-out nuclear power by 2025 in one of the 10 referendums alongside Saturday’s local government elections.
The No. 16 Referendum asked “Do you agree with abolishing the first paragraph of Article 95 of the Electricity Act, which means abolishing the provision that ‘all nuclear-energy-based power-generating facilities shall cease to operate by 2025’?”
A total of 5,895,560 votes were cast in favor of repealing the nuclear phase-out, and 4,014,215 against the initiative, according to the Central Election Commission.