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Ma should learn from Chiang: DPP

HISTORY LESSON:A DPP legislator said if Ma really saw Chiang Ching-kuo as his role model, he should ‘have the guts’ to suspend work on the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

Green Consumers Foundation chairman Jay Fang (方儉) said Taipower had overestimated the cost of electricity production per megawatt-hour for natural gas and underestimated that for nuclear power, adding that electricity output in Taiwan has been twice that of demand.

“I would say that the electricity price would not increase as Taipower claims, even if operations at all four nuclear power plants are suspended,” he said.

DPP Legislator Chen Ou-po (陳歐珀) told a separate press conference that he plans to propose an amendment to the Atomic Energy Act (原子能法) which stipulates that new nuclear reactors cannot be made operational before a regional referendum of residents in a 50km radius of the reactor eligible to vote has been held to vote on the issue.

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