DPP urged to offer backup plan for Taiwan without 4th nuclear plant
Central News Agency
2014-04-21 11:17 PM
Taipei, April 21 (CNA) A business leader on Monday urged the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to present measures for coping with the consequences that may arise from its proposal to scrap the nation's fourth nuclear power plant project. Tsai Lien-sheng, secretary general of the Taipei-based Chinese National Federation of Industries, urged the DPP to offer measures to deal with a possible rise in electricity rates and consumer prices as well as potential impacts on local industries. The remarks came as DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang met with Premier Jiang Yi-huah earlier that day, when Su urged Jiang to halt construction on the nearly completed nuclear plant or support a DPP-proposed bill that will allow the public to vote on the plant's fate with no threshold on voter turnout. Tsai urged the DPP to think carefully about how to deal with possible electricity shortages when the existing three nuclear power plants are set to go offline in the next decade while not enough alternative energies are generated to make up for the gap. (By Lin Yi-feng and Scully Hsiao)
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