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Jan172017

Taiwan approves legislation to terminate nuclear power by 2025

Taiwan's Parliament passed legislation on January 11, 2017 to abandon nuclear power generation and replace it with renewable energy from the sun and wind.  The legislation establishes feed-in tariffs requiring the electric utilities to purchase reliable renewable energy power from private companies. There are currently three nuclear power stations in Taiwan. A controversial fourth nuclear power station for two GE Advanced Boiling Watger Reactors  at Lungmen that have been under construction since 1999 was halted in 2014 and mothballed by nuclear power opponents following the Japan's Fukushima nuclear catastrophe.