Beijing powers up first domestically-built nuclear reactor

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  1. Chinatown

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    I hope it works better than the stuff they sell in Walmart.
     
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    China will sell, finance and build these units to countries that can't afford them. For collateral they will claim the countries Railroad or port for security and then own those assets.

    I don't see nuclear power as a very good option. Those rods have to go somewhere for a long time.

    Solar, wind, hydro and water wave production looks like the best alternatives so far. When the time comes to replace carbon based fuel, this challenge will be a high hurdle.
     
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    This is a most concerning development. What do you bet it does not end well?
     
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    Nuclear power in China
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    China is one of the world's largest producers of nuclear power. The country ranks third in the world both in total nuclear power capacity installed and electricity generated, accounting for around one tenth of global nuclear power generated. Nuclear power contributed 4.9% of the total Chinese electricity production in 2019, with 348.1 TWh. This is an increase of 18.1% from 2018; two new reactors came online in 2019.
     
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    I'm surprised they haven't been building their own reactors. I would have thought they had that capability already.
     
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