Russian state corporation Rosatom has announced that construction works for units at two nuclear power plants (NPPs) in China have begun. A ceremony was held to mark the start of construction of the seventh and eighth power units of Tianwan NPP and the third and fourth power units of Xudapu NPP. The ground-breaking event was witnessed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping by teleconference.
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China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have grown at their fastest pace in more than a decade, increasing by 15% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021, new analysis for Carbon Brief shows. The post-pandemic surge means China’s emissions reached a new record high of nearly 12bn tonnes (GtCO2) in the year ending March 2021. This is some 600m tonnes (5%) above the total for 2019. The analysis is based on official figures for the domestic production, import and export of fossil fuels and cement, as well as commercial data on changes in stocks of stored fuel. The CO2 surge reflects a rebound from coronavirus lockdowns in early 2020, but also a post-Covid economic recovery that has so far been dominated by growth in construction, steel and cement.
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