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Taiwan nuclear power shutdown 'looks unsustainable'

TAIPEI -- A pledge by Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to end nuclear power generation by 2025 is looking increasingly problematical as questions mount about how the industrialized island will replace the 12% of electricity supplied by the country's three nuclear plants.

The government's multibillion dollar plan offers significant growth prospects for Taiwan's wind and solar power generation industries, which have focused largely on exports in the face of the island's widespread use of fossil fuels for cheap electricity.

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