Sunday, March 9, 2008 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

China's Nuclear Prowess

The Wall Street Journal reports that:

China's use of nuclear power is growing far faster than originally planned

Oh, were it so in the U.S.A.

China now estimates it will multiply its current nuke generating capacity six-fold by 2020. That means it will add around 40-50 reactors in 12 years.

The U.S. has around 17 or so reactors in various stages of planning -- mostly early planning -- but we've still not brought online a reactor for almost 30 years. And from what I hear of the new generation, we are off to a much slower start than anticipated just a few years ago. Unacceptable.

posted by Bret Swanson @ 10:57 PM | China