KMT wants to extend nuclear power deadlines
The opposition Kuomintang (KMT) says it plans to work towards scrapping service-life extension deadlines for the island's nuclear power plants when the newly elected Legislative Yuan begins work.
According to the KMT, there should be no time limit on renewal applications to increase energy supplies and the party's proposal will ensure that the island's energy policy is more flexible.
Speaking to reporters, KMT lawmaker Lee Yen-hsiu said nuclear power has a major role to play in the transition to low-emissions sources of energy and making use of nuclear energy is now a global trend towards that transition.
The statements come ahead of the beginning of the new legislative session next week and they're in line with an election promise by the KMT's Hou You-yi, who voiced his support for extending the service life of nuclear power plants during his presidential campaign.
The KMT has said it could seek to reactivate reactors at the First Nuclear Power Plant in New Taipei's Shimen District and the Second Nuclear Power Plant in the city's Wanli District.