China currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: ShutterstockChina currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: Shutterstock
China currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: Shutterstock

China turns back to nuclear power as concerns over energy security rise

  • Authorities have approved two plants – the first in over a year – with a total cost of US$10bn
  • Country is trying to boost use of cleaner energy sources but struggles to break its reliance on fossil fuels

Topic |   Energy
China currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: ShutterstockChina currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: Shutterstock
China currently has the third greatest nuclear generating capacity in the world. Photo: Shutterstock
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