Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou said November 3 that the country will gradually reduce its dependence on nuclear power by closing its three aging plants earlier than planned and delaying commercial operation of a new fourth plant until 2016. The country launched a comprehensive examination of its nuclear program shortly after the Japanese crisis, and also halted construction on the fourth plant, which had been scheduled to become operational in late 2011 or early 2012. Taiwanese nuclear’s share of electricity production will fall from 19 percent in 2010 to 8 percent in 2025 to 5 percent in 2030.