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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 07:05 AM

1. (Taiwan) Researcher says nuclear power not only energy choice

Nuclear Power Debate: Researcher says nuclear power not only energy choice
By Hu Chien-sen and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with Staff writer

Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) and the government should not presume that nuclear power is the only energy choice, Academia Sinica researcher Yen Hung-yang (嚴宏洋 said yesterday, calling on the government to look into other options, otherwise it would be difficult for Taiwan to shoulder the consequences should anything untoward happen at any of the nationís nuclear power plants.


Taiwan meets the prerequisites for generating green energy, and while it lacks the sheer land mass of Germany, southern Taiwan is almost permanently bathed in sunlight, while western, northwestern and eastern Taiwan offer excellent locations for wind power turbines, Yen said.

The government could even choose to construct offshore wind turbines, he said, adding that while it might drive overhead costs up, locating turbines offshore would free land for other uses and address the problem of noise generated by the turbines....


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