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China’s low-carbon plan calls for up to 200 GW of nuclear power by 2030

China’s low-carbon plan calls for up to 200 GW of nuclear power by 2030

The head of the China General Nuclear Power Corp. said the country needs as many as 100 new nuclear reactors over the next 10 years.
 
The chairman said China’s low-carbon roadmap requires as much as 150 to 200 GW of installed nuclear capacity, or 6 percent of the country’s total generating capacity, by 2030, according to Reuters.
 
The country has 22 operating reactors providing 20 GW of capacity as of the end of 2014, and another 26 reactors currently under construction. CGN recently announced it approved the second phase of the Hongyanhe nuclear project, making it one of the first given approval since the 2011 Fukushima accident, the article said.
 
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