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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:35 AM

Chinas nuclear reactor building spree

Chinese officials say the nation’s humming economy means that no fewer than eight, million-kilowatt class nuclear reactors must enter service each year to help keep the nation’s electricity supply in pace with demand, while not adding more pollutants to the already fragile environment.

China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. General Manager Liu Wei told reporters that China will see its 2030 total power consumption reach 10.5 trillion kilowatts, of which the share of clean energy must be no less than 45%, according to the national imperative.

Beijing’s drive to phase out filthy coal-burning power generation heralds a nuclear bonanza, and Liu said China will need to launch eight, million-kilowatt nuclear power units annually over the next decade to bring the share of nuclear generation in the nation’s total energy mix to 10%, a level in line with the global average.

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/03/article/chinas-nuclear-reactor-building-spree/

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:59 AM

1. It's telling when even communist China is more progressive than so called progressives in the US....

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