India, the largest democracy in the world, is currently building six reactors and plans to build nearly twenty more by the year 2020. To do so, the country will rely on foreign technology and companies like the French Areva or the US Westinghouse are beginning negotiations to enter this huge market. This is done to… Continue reading India to build more nuclear plants
I came across a very disturbing fact via an article in the Financial Times. According to the World Bank, air and water pollution in Chinese large cities kill nearly 750.000 people every year. The government of the People’s Republic of China asked that a third of the report was erased in order to avoid “public… Continue reading Air pollution kills thousands every year in China
When the Chinese government has an idea, it goes forward fast and in a gigantic manner. So, in order to hold back the Gobi desert – a very important issue for cities like Beijing – the local government decided to plant million trees during the next 70 years. The Gobi Desert, extends itself from Southern… Continue reading The Green Wall of China
Last week a top member of the United Nations called Asia-Pacific countries to change their mode of economic growth in order to decrease the threat that the current one might lead to. If it was to continue, a growth at this rate might seriously endanger the countries themselves.
As I wrote previously on this website an article on China and the pollution issues it is facing, I wanted to go deeper in this important problem. This is why I will exemplify with the case of the Hong Kong administrative region. Hong Kong (also known as HK) is a 6.9-million people urban area constituted… Continue reading Air pollution in Hong Kong
As I indeed got news I wanted to write for quite some time, I take the time today to present you the latest news on nuclear energy. China signed last month for two new EPR reactors from French AREVA (website). These reactors are third generation ones and has been developed in Europe. Prior to this,… Continue reading AREVA to sell two EPR reactors to China