In the wake of superstorm Sandy, Suzy Hobbs Baker argues that “right now is the perfect time to provide a new framework for supporting nuclear as a solution to climate change.”
Nextbigfuture – Construction of three new Chinese reactors has begun, since the country’s announcement in October that it would approve only a ‘small number’ of nuclear projects in each of the coming five years. First concrete has now been poured for Fuqing unit 4 in Fujian province and Yangjiang unit 4 in Guangdong province – both 1080 MWe CPR-1000 units. In addition, construction of the Shandong Shidaowan HTR-PM project – a demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor – has also started in Shandong province.
Next Big Future: Japan likely heading for a pro-nuclear LDP win in national elections this week