BEIJING Nov 24 The China Nuclear Energy
Association has recommended the government adopt a 2020 target of
70 gigawatts of nuclear power capacity, but companies in the
sector are pushing for more, association Vice-Chairman Zhao
Chenkun told Reuters on Wednesday.
China is expected to unveil a development plan for its
alternative energy sector in coming months, updating 2020 targets
for nuclear energy, and renewables such as hydropower and wind.
The country's rapid expansion of nuclear energy means it is
expected to easily surpass the existing target of 40 GW, and
officials have said the government could raise that to 80 GW or
(Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Chris Lewis)