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Taiwan should leave all energy options open: president

Taiwan should leave all energy options open: president

Taipei, Jan. 26 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (???) said at a national energy conference Monday that Taiwan should not arbitrarily abandon any energy options if it does not want to suffer electricity shortages. Addressing the conference in Taipei, Ma agreed with calls for Taiwan to phase out nuclear power but proposed doing so gradually and in a way that does not cause power shortages, increase electricity rates or violate the country's commitment to reduce carbon emissions. He said his administration's decision last year to halt construction of the nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant was aimed at leaving open a possible energy option for future generations. Whether the plant should be put into operation in the future will be determined by a national referendum, according to the government's decision. (By Lee Ming-tzung and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-22 23:18 GMT+08:00