More than half of China’s power plants are expected to be retired by 2030, as the country struggles with a soaring carbon emissions problem and the rapid decline of coal.
The country’s energy regulator, the State Council, has forecast that by 2020 China will have more than 3,200 nuclear power plants, more than half the country’s power generation capacity.
It is the largest number of reactors in the world, but also one of the fastest growing, with capacity expected to double by 2030.
The new generation of reactors will be a big boon to China’s energy transition, but the problem with relying on them is that they are mostly built at the end of the 20th century.
The US and Russia are also building reactors, but they are smaller and more expensive to run.
In China, the country has the world’s largest nuclear fleet, which is a massive improvement on the early decades of the Cold War.
But the country is also suffering from its own coal-related problem, which has seen the rise of the countrys most powerful industry, coal-mining.
China has been a big coal-consuming nation, with nearly 40% of its electricity coming from the burning of coal in 2013.
And now, it has been forced to make an economic transition to cleaner sources of energy.
China’s coal consumption has declined steadily for the past decade, but has continued to grow as the economy grows, with the number of coal plants in operation rising from 2,977 in 2007 to 4,723 in 2020.
China is currently the worlds biggest producer of coal, accounting for nearly a third of global output.
Coal has accounted for more than 80% of Chinas total electricity generation for decades.
But China has been trying to reverse this trend.
It has increased subsidies for coal and other coal-burning technologies, and it has begun the process of developing a new coal-intensive technology, so that China can export its coal-based products to the rest of the world.
These policies have helped China make progress in its transition to clean energy.
The countrys recent efforts have helped push down coal use in the country.
But the country also faces a huge problem with CO2 emissions: it is not yet clear how much of its coal will be produced domestically and how much will be exported overseas.
This has caused China to build more coal-fuelled plants to meet its demand, which have been blamed for exacerbating the countrySelling its coal exports abroad is risky, because it means the country could be forced to export its carbon-emitting power plants abroad.
The problem with exporting coal is that the countries carbon emissions are largely in the form of CO2, which makes exporting it risky.
But China is building coal plants overseas anyway, as part of its massive energy transition.
But this has raised some concern about the safety of these plants, which can cause problems if the power plant is in the middle of a storm or a fire, or if the coal is damaged or corroded by natural disasters.
China currently has a lot of coal burning power plants.
But it also has a huge amount of coal reserves, which it plans to export.
It currently has around 6,600 gigawatts of coal capacity, more capacity than all of Europe and North America combined.
China also has two nuclear power stations, the two biggest of which are at Pudong in northeast China.
China is planning to expand the two sites, but this is controversial because it will require the country to build new power stations in the areas.
The two nuclear plants are also being built in the same region, but not as quickly as the coal plants.
The construction of the two plants is not expected to start until 2021, with construction due to begin by 2020.
This is not the first time China has built two nuclear reactors.
In 2009, the government announced it had built two new nuclear power reactors at the Yuanta nuclear power plant in northeast Sichuan Province, and in 2012, China also started construction on a third plant at the Songshan Nuclear Power Plant.
The Yuanta and Songshans nuclear power systems have been criticised for the safety issues associated with their construction.
But both plants are scheduled to be operational by 2030 and the two reactors are expected in service by 2030 as well.
In the meantime, the countries nuclear power industry is also facing challenges, as more and more of China has switched to renewable energy, which means more and faster replacement of coal power.