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China’s Nuclear Energy is Still Less Expensive Than Solar and Wind

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Brian Wang is a business-oriented futurist, speaker and author of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is the sole author and writer of nextbigfuture.com, a science-focused news site that...

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Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer, SPIC said that nuclear energy in China is still less expensive than renewable energy. The CAP1400 power generation costs are 6 cents/kilowatt and cogenerated heat is USD6 per gigajoule. Zheng was involved in planning China’s nuclear supply chain 12 years ago. They selected more than two suppliers for each product so that they could compete in all areas: on technology, price, management, quality assurance and technological development. All four operating AP1000 units are running smoothly. The construction of two CAP1400 reactors at Shidaowan is going smoothly. China has eight AP1000 reactors actively awaiting construction approvals. The
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