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LNG the winner as Taiwan rejects coal in referendum

Taiwan will not build any more coal-fired power plants following a referendum that showed strong opposition to doing so Taiwan will not build any more coal-fired power plants following a referendum that showed strong opposition to doing so.
By Andrew Walker 27 November 2018 Asia Pacific / Alternative Fuels 0 33458
Anti-nuclear protesters at a demonstration in Taiwan in March 2017. (PA)

Taiwan will not build any more coal-fired power plants following a referendum over the weekend that saw 76% of voters oppose the expansion of coal capacity. The result confirms that gas and renewables are the only sources of energy that will see significant expansion in Taiwan to 2025.

The government had previously planned to construct around 1 GW of new coal-fired power capacity by 2025 to help counteract the phase-out of 5 GW of nuclear power. The government is now likely to build...