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2018 Referendums: Proposals against DPP’s energy plans sail through

NEXT STEP:Celebrating passage of Referendum #16, Huang Shih-hsiu announced plans for two new ones, including one to start the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant

By Lin Chia-nan  /  Staff reporter

The government’s goal to phase out nuclear energy facilities by 2025 has not changed, as it needs four to five years to assess whether to extend operations of the Ma-anshan Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County, but the deadline for proposing an extension plan is next year, Executive Yuan spokeswoman Kolas Yotaka said.

The deadlines for extending the Jinshan and Guosheng plants in New Taipei City have passed, the Atomic Energy Council has previously said.

Premier William Lai (賴清德) last month canceled the Shenao construction project, which corresponds with the call for no more coal-fired power plants, while the Executive Yuan would ask the Ministry of Economic Affairs to reduce 1 percent of thermal power generation every year under the principle that the power supply is stable, Kolas said.

Additional reporting by Lee Hsin-fang

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