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Pressure mounts to cancel $8.9bn nuclear power plant

Protestors in Taiwan have gathered momentum behind a move to stop an $8.9bn nuclear power plant from commencing operation.

The Longmen plant has already missed a deadline to commence operations at the end of last year, the fifth such time the deadline had been missed by Taiwan Power.
Longmen plant
The Taiwanese government is considering gas power as an alternative to nuclear, despite reservations based on gas being more expensive.

Yang Feng-shuo, the director of energy studies at the Taiwan Institute for Economic Studies, told Bloomberg, “If construction of the No. 4 nuclear power plant is stopped, the feasible option to make up for the lost capacity will be natural gas-fired power plants.

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rojects have faced difficulties in passing environmental protect impact assessment.”

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