• 10 tips to find bargains

    Susan Erasmus gives advice on how bargain hunters can get the most bang for their buck.

  • Inside Labour

    Labour's bitter breaches need to be seen in historical context, says Terry Bell.

  • Rich getting richer

    Economists differ on how to tackle the chasm between rich and poor, says Leopold Scholtz.

Loading...
See More

China starts building nuclear power plant

Jan 07 2013 07:58 AP

(Picture: Shutterstock)

Related Articles

Lanseria resists R20m nuke smelter

Nuclear energy a boon for Africa

Mega atomic deal

Peters: Too soon to price nuclear build

Tepco executives sued for $67bn

Activists slate nuclear smelter plan

 

Beijing - A Chinese state news agency says the country has begun building a new nuclear power plant after lifting a construction moratorium imposed following Japan's Fukushima disaster. 

The Xinhua News Agency says the 3 billion yuan ($475m) power plant in Rongcheng, an eastern coastal city in Shandong province, will incorporate advanced safety features developed by Chinese researchers. 

China is the world's biggest energy consumer and nuclear power is a key element in official efforts to curb surging demand for fossil fuels. 

Beijing suspended approval of new nuclear power plants to carry out safety reviews following the Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami that wrecked the Fukushima plant. That moratorium was lifted in October.

 

Follow Fin24 on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

china  |  nuclear energy

 
 
 

Read Fin24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Company Snapshot

Brought to you by BizNews

More from BizNews

We're talking about:

SMALL BUSINESS

Johannesburg has been selected to host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2017. "[The congress] will ensure that small business development remains firmly on the national agenda and the radar screen of all stakeholders, the Small Business Development minister said.
 
 

10 most expensive cars In the world

This is car porn at its best!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

How do you see your boss? He/sheis:

Previous results · Suggest a vote

Loading...