Reuters – Shanghai Securities News said China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection had already started accelerating the approval process for the nuclear sector. The second phase of the Sino-Russian Tianwan nuclear project in Jiangsu province on the eastern coast was certain to start construction in December.
Before the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Beijing had been expected to set a new 2020 nuclear capacity target of more than 80 gigawatts, but that target is now expected to be scaled back. China’s current total nuclear installed capacity stands at 12.57 gigawatts.
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