China ends moratorium on new nuke plants set after Japan disaster

The Washington Post 25 October 2012.

BEIJING — China has decided to approve new nuclear power plants as part of plans to reduce reliance on oil and coal, ending the moratorium it imposed to review safety in the wake of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year.

The government’s decision Wednesday that nuclear power is safe for China takes the country in the opposite direction from some developed nations such as Germany, which decided in the wake of the Fukushima disaster to speed its complete phase-out of nuclear power. Japan is planning to phase it out by 2040…

(Editor’s note: Interesting that the actual headline to this article read: “Promoting renewable energy, China ends moratorium on new nuke plants set after Japan disaster”. Does this mean that Associated Press now equates nuclear energy with renewable energy?”)

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