On Taiwan, more women worry about power shortage than men

On Taiwan, more women worry about power shortage than men

Yeah!  With a power shortage, women can’t really cook, make tea, and take a hot water shower.

A June 7, 2016, newspaper survey of 759 adults showed that 51.2% of women surveyed are worried about power shortage while 37.1% of men are worried about power shortage.  In general, 44.2% of the sampled population are worried that there will be a power shortage this (2016) summer while 45.4% are not worried that there will be a power shortage this summer.

In general, 31.4% support restarting the First Nuclear Power Plant and 42.1% are opposed.  However, if limitations on the use of electric power affects the economy, then 42.1% support restarting nuclear power generation and 39.6% are opposed.  More specifically, if power supply is limited, 31.4% support restarting the first generator of the First Nuclear Power Plant but 42.1% are opposed.  In order to keep electricity prices from rising, 34.8% are willing to use nuclear power while 47.5% are opposed.

Taiwan has four nuclear power plants but only three are in service.  The Fourth Nuclear Power Plant is now sealed. Taiwan began using nuclear power to generate electricity in 1978.  Spent fuel rods are stored in cooling tanks near the reactors.  At present, the First Nuclear Power Plant has 5514 rods, the Second Nuclear Power Plant has 7544 rods and the Third Nuclear Power Plant has 2401 rods.

Tainan city councilman and Democratic Progressive Party member Tsai Wang-chuan said on June 7, 2916, that he and the people who support the DPP and its government are “disillusioned” by the reversal in the anti-nuclear power stance of the DPP and the reversal of policy in contemplating the possible restart of the first generator of the First Nuclear Power Plant by chief cabinet minister Lin Chuan, president of the Executive Yuan.

 

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