China to Construct Five More Nuclear Reactors for 2015
China plans to start construction of five nuclear reactors for this year, which underscore the nation’s commitment to atomic energy as away to control pollution. When combined these projects will represent more than 5 gigawatts of capacity.
The construction of the nuclear plants is a step forward towards the country’s goal of expanding its atomic energy capacity by threefold in 2020. And some say that the nuclear program of China is one of the most ambitious in the world based on the statement made the International Energy Agency. Although China will be keeping pace, the Chinese Nuclear Society will act as the liaison between academics and the government.
The Chinese Nuclear Society estimates a push for nuclear use in China after the nation stopped approving new projects after the incident in Fukushima in Japan in 2011.Nuclear power is among the clean energies that China is relying on in a bid to cap the carbon emissions by 2030.
The focus in nuclear energy is in Asia and the regions has 47 reactors that are currently under construction and another 143 plants that area planned until 2030