A radioactive gas leak at a nuclear power plant in southern China has been described by experts as a mundane issue with the cladding on fuel rods in one of the plant’s reactors. The episode has nevertheless highlighted the...
by Grace | Aug 11, 2016
The local government of Lianyungang has suspended plans to build a nuclear waste reprocessing...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 13, 2011
After the March 11th earthquake in Japan and the subsequent nuclear crisis, China had suspended its development of new nuclear energy projects, but there are reports that the plans to increase China’s nuclear energy...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 4, 2009
China announced plans to expand its energy sector on Wednesday, with nuclear energy as one of its main targets. From AFP: China plans to nearly double its target for nuclear energy by 2020, state media said Wednesday, a move...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 24, 2008
As Venezuela positions itself to sell more oil to help China meet its rising demands, Australia’s BHP Billiton mining giant is getting ready to export uranium to China as the country prepares to expand its nuclear energy...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 27, 2007
The New York Times interviews Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of France’s nuclear energy giant Areva, about the recent deal struck with China, the largest in the industry’s history: The agreement will bring both technology and much-needed energy to China, which has the world’s fastest-growing appetite for energy. But the deal could prove an even greater boon […]
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 12, 2007
China’s energy consumption has risen to 15% of total global energy consumption. China’s use of gas, coal, and nuclear energy rose in 2006, and Beijing is launching a new campaign to decrease wasteful energy use in Chinese cities. From the San Diego Union Tribune: World energy consumption rose 2.4 percent last year, slowing from a […]
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 22, 2007
From International Herald Tribune: China is finding it hard to obtain enough uranium to fuel the nuclear power reactors it plans to build, according to the country’s top energy official. The comments by Chen Deming, a vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, came just months after China signed a deal with Australia […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods