nuclear energy

China Recharges Nuclear Power Ambitions

After defrosting its nuclear plans earlier this year, and amid ongoing questions over its safety in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, a nuclear official predicted on Wednesday that...

China’s Nuclear Plant on Track

Following the Japan earthquake and nuclear crisis, China had suspended plans for nuclear energy until a new draft for nuclear safety was approved. There are now reports that China will launch a third generation of nuclear plants...

China, Taiwan Reach Agreement on Nuclear Safety

In the wake of the March earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear scare in Fukushima, China and Taiwan signed a nuclear power safety agreement on Thursday to establish a framework for cross-Strait transparency and...

China’s Nuclear-Power Chief: A Spy?

Revelations from a top-ranking Chinese general appear to reveal that the head of China’s nuclear-power program, Kang Rixin, was a spy. From the New Yorker: When Kang Rixin, the head of China’s nuclear-power program, was...

China Still Committed to Nuclear Power

As a result of the nuclear meltdown in Japan, China had suspended its new nuclear projects. (Read about that here.) Despite this, Damien Ma believes China remains as committed to nuclear power as ever. From The Atlantic: The...

China Eyes Massive Hike in Atomic Energy Target

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...

BHP Planning to Sell Uranium to China ‘for Decades’

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...

China On Alert Against Quake Radiation Leaks

Benjamin Kang Lim reports for the Reuters, via China is on precautionary alert against possible radiation leaks from the deadliest earthquake to hit the country in three decades, according to government website...

China’s Nuclear Gambit

From China Brief: Economic factors are clearly driving Chinese interest in strengthening their country’s underdeveloped nuclear energy sector. At present, China’s 11 operating nuclear reactors produce less than 2 percent of the...

Work Starts on Nuclear Power Plant

China Daily reports that construction of a nuclear power station began on Monday in Fujian province. The plant is estimated to cost $7.1 billion for four nuclear reactors. They expect the first nuclear reactor to be put into...

China Deal Gives Lift to Revival of Fission – John Tagliabue

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 […]

BP Report Says World Energy Use Rose 2.4% in 2006, China up 8.4% – Pablo Gorondi

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 […]



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