Taiwan activists deliver anti-nuclear referendum petition

A local anti-nuclear coalition submitted a referendum petition Tuesday to the Central Election Commission (CEC) for initial screening. The petition initiated by the National Nuclear Abolition Actio...

Trump adds $3.7B in support to finish 2 new nuclear reactors

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial...

Taiwan Power Corp. to pay GE US$158 million over 4th nuclear plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - According to an arbitration ruling, the Taiwan Power Corporation will have to pay General Electric Co. (GE) US$158 million (NT$4.8 billion) over the closure of the fourth nuclea...

Taiwan to defy referendum results, phase out nuclear power by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will reduce its energy generated by thermal power stations by 1 percent annually in the coming two years, but will proceed with its plan to abolish nuclear power by...

Japan reports radiation leak from a nuclear fuel plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - An alert sounded signaling a radiation leak at a facility in Ibaraki Prefecture on the main island of Honshu’s east coast producing nuclear fuel, the Japanese authorities ...

Waste from 3rd nuclear plant poses no risk to public: Taiwan Power Corp.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Waste from the third nuclear plant in Pingtung County erroneously dumped at a landfill poses no risk to the public, the Cabinet-level Atomic Energy Council (AEC) and the T...

Taiwan’s year of reversal

TAIPEI (East Asia Forum) -- In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan (翻), which has multiple meanings depending ...

Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental activists are ramping up a pressure campaign designed to drum up Democratic support for a sweeping agenda to fight climate change, with the 2020 presidential campaign i...

Republicans push through controversial Trump energy nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal energy board, despite a video that shows the nominee saying that renewable energy "screws up" the nation's ele...

3 contrasting contenders in Germany vie to succeed Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — Three high-profile contenders are vying to lead Angela Merkel's party as the longtime German chancellor makes way after 18 years for a successor who could shape the European Union's most...

Taiwan Cabinet scraps 2025 nuclear-free target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet today announced that in accordance with the results of Proposition No. 16 passed in the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24, it has agreed to abolish the goal it had p...

44% of Taiwanese mistakenly believe most of Taiwan's energy comes from nuclear power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey published by the Risk Society and Policy Research Center Taiwan has found that nearly 44 percent of Taiwanese erroneously think that the majority of Taiwan's elect...

Taiwan's goal to go nuclear-free will persist despite pro-nuke referendum passing: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a pro-nuke referendum that was passed last Saturday, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Thursday that the government will maintain its policy to decrease rel...

Taiwan reconsiders decommissioning of nuclear plants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is reconsidering its energy policies, including the dates for decommissioning the country’s second and third nuclear power pl...

Taiwanese engineering prof behind pro-nuke referendum not phased by tsunamis, waste

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an interview with Science, the engineering professor who co-wrote the referendum to halt the phasing out of nuclear power in Taiwan by 2025 was not phased by concerns about ...