People Power: Taiwanese Trump Renewables With Landslide Vote For Nuclear Power


One hackneyed myth is that the proletariat will never vote in favour of nuclear power. The Taiwanese just put paid to that, with a landslide victory for common sense and reason.

Over the last decade or so, the wind industry has attempted to get its claws into Taiwan, with mixed results.

In June, Taiwan’s anti-nuclear government was forced to restart a closed nuclear reactor in order to meet demand. Last year, the island nation suffered its worst power outage ever when seven million homes were left without electricity.

The government was still determined to ditch nuclear power. However, a determined group pushed back, demanded a referendum and won it in grand style.

Pro-Nuclear Activists Win Landslide Electoral Victory In Taiwan
Michael Shellenberger
24 November 2018

In a surprise victory, Taiwanese voters on Saturday decisively rejected the government’s phase-out of nuclear power, 59% to 41%.

Pro-nuclear activists in Taiwan…

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