China’s cabinet is yet to approve a plan by the Ministry of Environmental Protection to tighten safety for nuclear plants, a step needed to help expand the country’s atomic power generation program, Caixin magazine said.
Last June, three men squeezed inside a wind turbine in China’s Gobi Desert. They were employees of American Superconductor Corp., a maker of computer systems that serve as the electronic brains of the device. From time to time, AMSC workers are required to head out to a wind farm in some desolate location -- that’s where the wind usually is -- to check on the equipment, do maintenance, make repairs, and keep the customers happy.
Zhang Guobao , head of China’s National Energy Administration, will retire and Liu Tienan , a vice chairman at the National Development and Reform Commission, will replace him, Caixin reported, citing unidentified people.
China may achieve its long-term plan of having 40,000 megawatts of nuclear power capacity four to five years ahead of schedule, China National Radio said, citing Zhang Guobao , head of the National Energy Administration.
China may approve 10 additional nuclear power projects during the so-called 12th five-year plan, which covers the period from 2011 through 2015, the China Daily reported today, citing Zhang Guobao, former director of the National Energy Administration.
China will cap total energy consumption at the equivalent of four billion tons of coal by 2015, Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing Zhang Guobao, former head of the National Energy Administration.
China may exceed its 2015 energy demand forecast of the equivalent of 4 billion metric tons of coal because of growth in energy-intensive industries, the 21st Century Business Herald reported today, citing Zhang Guobao, former head of the National Energy Administration.
China, the world’s biggest energy user, may cut its 2020 nuclear power capacity goal by about 10 percent under a revised development plan to be announced this year, said a group tasked to help implement atomic policies.
China’s top energy official said the U.S. was playing electoral politics with an announcement that it will investigate a union complaint that the Chinese government gives unfair subsidies to its alternative energy industry.