Taiwan: Opposition Party Would Reverse Nuclear Phaseout

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The right-wing Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintang or KMT) candidate in Taiwan's Jan. 13, 2024 presidential election wants to revive nuclear power by reversing the current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration's phase-out of nuclear by May 2025. KMT presidential standard-bearer Hou Yu-ih would instead increase nuclear power's share of Taiwan's electricity mix through 2050. Skeptics, however, question the viability and economics of the plan, which at least initially relies on restarting four retired reactors.

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