Taiwanese protesters target coal plants

Protests targeting poor air quality were held in the Taiwanese cities of Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday.
By Staff reporter 18 December 2017 0 28824

Protests targeting poor air quality were held in the Taiwanese cities of Taichung and Kaohsiung on Sunday, according to the Taiwan News.

Protesters in Taichung were calling for their local coal-fired power plant to cut its use of the fuel by 20% by 2018 and for it to be gradually phased out at the plant by 2025.

Public demand is mounting for the country to reduce its coal consumption and increase the use of gas and renewables to generate power.

Air quality in Taiwan has deteriorated...

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