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China Will Show Nuclear Energy is Still Better for a Decarbonized Electrical Grid

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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, a science-focused news site that...

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China is one of the only countries increasing its construction of nuclear power. China will have more nuclear energy than the USA by 2030. In 2020, nuclear is still the second-largest source of low-carbon electricity, after hydropower. In the US, Europe and Japan nuclear power is the largest source of low-carbon electricity generation. It provides more than hydropower, but also more than wind and solar PV combined. Nuclear energy has reduced global CO2 emissions over the last 60 years by almost 20%. France has proven that using 80% nuclear energy for electricity built in the 1980s was a faster and

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