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China taking the nuclear option in its drive towards carbon neutrality

Published Sep 15 2021 at 4:00 AM GMT
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  • China says it is leading the world in nuclear power technologies, and it is expanding the sector as it seeks alternatives for coal-fired power generation and aims to become carbon neutral by 2060.
  • On Sunday, the world’s first high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), at Shidaowan nuclear power plant in the eastern province of Shandong, achieved criticality – meaning it had reached the normal operating condition of a reactor.
  • Construction of the 200 megawatts (MW) project began in 2012.




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  • Published Sep 15, 2021 4:00 AM GMT