Renewable Energy law and Development

Renewable Energy law and Development

Case Study Analysis

Richard L. Ottinger

This is a unique book written by one of the leading scholars in the field. It uses detailed case studies to analyze the successes, failures and challenges of renewable energy initiatives in developing and emerging countries.

Chapter 2: Nuclear power in China: successes and challenges

Richard L. Ottinger and Jingru Feng

Subjects: development studies, law and development, environment, energy policy and regulation, environmental law, law - academic, energy law, law and development


This analysis of China’s present and planned nuclear energy development has been included separately, even though the uranium on which it relies is not inexhaustible. The authors have done so because nuclear energy plays such a large part in China’s efforts to provide the energy it needs to fuel its rapid economic growth in a way designed to minimize climate change risks and other fossil fuel-derived pollution, although recognizing the risks of radioactive pollution, fish kills from once-through cooling, and environmental problems with disposal of nuclear wastes.

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