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Monday, August 4, 2008

China to upgrade nuclear power development target

China plans to make nuclear power generation account for more than 5 pct of the country's installed power capacity by 2020, up from the previous goal of 4 pct, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

China will speed up the construction of nuclear power plants in the coastal areas and draw up plans for the inland regions, said Zhang Guobao, director of the newly-established National Energy Bureau.

The development of nuclear power is a prominent part of the country's energy policy, especially amid rising crude oil prices and global warming, Zhang said.

Currently, China has 11 operational nuclear generators with a combined installed capacity of 9.08 mln kw, only 1.3 pct of the country's total.
(Source: Quamnet.com)

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