OIES Podcast – Nuclear energy and China

In this podcast from the China Energy Programme, Anders Hove talks to OIES Senior Research Fellow Philip Andrews-Speed about his two papers for the recent Oxford Energy Forum on nuclear power entitled “The role of nuclear power in China’s energy security and low-carbon energy transition” and “Will Russian and Chinese nuclear reactor exports assist in the low-carbon transition?”. China has the world’s fastest growing fleet of civil nuclear reactors and will probably have the largest installed capacity by 2030. In this podcast, Hove and Andrews-Speed discuss the rationale for this rapid growth and the challenges involved in governing such a large and ambitious programme. They also assess the extent to which nuclear power will contribute to China’s low-carbon energy transition. They also discuss the differences between the Russian and Chinese nuclear export programmes and whether they will make a significant difference to global emissions reduction.


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