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Nuclear energy is better than blackouts – Taiwan’s lesson for South Korea (23 August 2017)

Nuclear energy is better than blackouts – Taiwan’s lesson for South Korea (23 August 2017)

On 16 August half of Taiwan was affected by a blackout – some 6.6 million households and businesses – after an unplanned shutdown at a gas plant took the country’s fragile electricity system over the edge. Yet the government is standing by its policy of phasing out nuclear by 2025 and using existing reactors as little as possible.

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Nuclear still shines in the UK (2 June 2017)

Nuclear still shines in the UK (2 June 2017)

Although peak generation from solar briefly exceeded generation from nuclear energy on 26 May 2017 in the UK, over the whole day nuclear generated considerably more low carbon electricity. Expanding nuclear offers greater potential for emissions savings.

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