China lifts nuclear power ban

China Nuclear

China has lifted a ban on new nuclear power stations imposed after Japan's Fukushima meltdown last year, reports AFP.

According to the report, China’s State Council has released a revised set of nuclear safety regulations that will only approve projects proposed for coastal areas.

The revised strategy also highlighted new nuclear plants will be designed and constructed according to Gen III+ reactor standards to ensure a higher level of safety.

It was also revealed China has lowered its ambitious nuclear generation target to 40 gigawatts (GW) from 50 GW by 2015.

Nuclear power currently accounts for 1.8 percent of China’s total electric generation.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs