OIES Podcast – Nuclear Power in China: its role in national energy policy
With an installed capacity of 56 GWe, China has the world’s third largest fleet of civilian nuclear reactors and its ambitious expansion programme will give it the largest fleet by 2030. In this podcast, Anders Hove talks to Philip Andrews-Speed about China’s nuclear programme: the policy priorities informing the nuclear build out and nuclear technologies—where China leads, but also where it faces challenges. Philip and Anders discuss how nuclear is perceived in China, how Chinese nuclear is viewed abroad as well as the outlook for additional exports of nuclear technology. Finally, they also talk about the outlook for nuclear development in China, the uncertainties and risks surrounding its build out.