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China’s Nuclear Industry Says It Can Accelerate Expansion Plans

  • Target of six to eight reactors a year could be raised to 10
  • Association advocates bringing more nuclear power inland

China has the capacity to build more nuclear reactors than planned through 2025, the nation’s top industry body said in its annual report.

The national target is six to eight reactors a year, but that could be raised to 10, said the China Nuclear Energy Association. The agency is also advocating bringing more nuclear power inland, including as a backup to China’s massive buildout of wind and solar farms in the west, which can generate power only intermittently.