Will China rescue nuclear power? 

With Dr. M.V. Ramana (School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC)

Abstract: Nuclear energy has been declining as a share of electricity generation around the world. China has the most ambitious targets for nuclear power and some expect that it would shore up the flagging prospects for a large expansion of nuclear power around the world. Is this likely? What are the trends in energy in China?

About the speaker: Dr. M. V. Ramana is the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia. He is the author of The Power of Promise: Examining Nuclear Energy in India (Penguin Books, 2012) and co-editor of Prisoners of the Nuclear Dream (Orient Longman, 2003). He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, the Canadian Pugwash Group, and the Global Council of Abolition 2000. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leo Szilard Award from the American Physical Society.

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