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China Aims to Build 40 Nuclear Power Plants in Upcoming 5 Years

(CRI Online)    19:46, December 09, 2015

Workers examine an electric power transmission line of a nuclear power plant in east China's Shandong Province, Aug. 29, 2015. The 675-kilometer transmission line, a part of the 500-KV power supply project of the Haiyang Nuclear Power Plant, has 12 kilometers crossing sea water. [Photo: Xinhua]

China is planning to build six to eight nuclear power plants annually during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, from 2016 to 2020.

Nuclear power generation from reactors both under construction and in operation will reach 88 gigawatts by the end of 2020.

China now has 30 nuclear reactors in operation and another 21 under construction. According to the draft plan, China will allocate 570 billion US dollars to set up new nuclear plants, aiming to derive 10 percent of its energy from nuclear power by 2030.

Currently, 66 percent of China's energy comes from coal, 35 percentage points higher than the world average.

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