China’s (New)Clear Future by Generation of Change
May 23, 2016
Thanks for this proposal. Clever title. Good idea. Lots of good info here. It would be great to see more discussion on this here, getting insights from others. I hope that there is increased discussion of this in China and internationally. I like how you connected many issues, such as disarmament.
It would be great to see more info on why China is a good place to start addressing climate issues.
Jun 10, 2016
Congratulations on making the semi-finals!
As the judges asked, could you describe more about how you will work with existing experts on Chinese energy policy.
I am still concerned about nuclear waste. How much attention will you put to this?
How much attention will you put to renewables?
Kim Hor Toh
Jun 15, 2016
Thank you for your comments.
About working with existing experts on Chinese energy policy, the scaling up of nuclear energy in China (although in % wise is still low compared to other Western Countries' energy mix) calls for a different set of energy experts in China, i.e. those in the nuclear energy sector. In a recent Nuclear Workshop I attended in Beijing, it's interesting to hear the voices of the nuclear energy sector about how marginal they were from the dominant existing experts on Chinese energy policy (who are focused primarily on fossil fuels). I'm already in contact with these relevant "new" experts as well as existing experts in China on energy policy (although I don't have the level of access to the majority of energy policy experts like those in the multi-national energy corporations in the private sector)
With regards to nuclear waste, China's preferred option is reprocessing it's back end fuel cycle (of course this creates concern but China already is a nuclear weapon state [in the NPT] and also needs to comply with IAEA's stringent requirements). I'll address this issue both from a cost/safety/environmental as well as a military angle.