China became world's third largest nuclear-generating country

Highlights:

  • The Chinese government set a goal to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy consumption to 15 % by 2020.
  • According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) , China become the world's third largest nuclear generating nation around 2017.
  • The Chinese government set a goal to increase the share of non-fossil fuels in its primary energy consumption to 15 % by 2020.
  • To help achieve this target, China plans to increase nuclear capacity to 58 gigawatts (GW) and to have 30 GW of capacity under construction by 2020.
  • China is expected to surpass South Korea and Russia in nuclear generating capacity by the end of 2015, overtake Japan around 2017 and to be behind only after the U.S. and France.