Taiwan’s electoral commission has approved a November 2018 referendum on the government’s existing policy to phase out commercial nuclear energy by 2025. The referendum, on 23 November, was initially turned down by the government-run commission, which said organisers lacked the 281,745 valid signatures needed. The pro-nuclear campaigners went to court, which ruled last week that the electoral commission must count a second batch of 23,251 signatures. After the commission did so, it qualified the initiative for the ballot. The referendum will ask voters whether they agree with a section of the Electricity Act, which stipulates that all nuclear energy-based power-generating facilities shall cease operations by 2025.
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