Taiwanese back zero-growth power consumption goal: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/24
By: Y.L. Wei and Flor Wang

Taipei, April 24 (CNA) Though the demand for electricity in Taiwan continues to grow because of industrial development and higher living standards, most of its people support the government’s goal of achieving zero growth in power consumption, a survey has found.

The survey, conducted by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE, 台灣永續能源研究基 金會), also found that over half of respondents supported a floating pricing mechanism for electricity fees but did not support the continued use of nuclear power.

Just over half of those polled (53.7 percent) said they would not support the use of nuclear power even if safety was ensured, a result that TAISE said indicated that most Taiwanese are worried about building new power plants.     [FULL  STORY]

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