Friday, October 19, 2007

India, China will outpace other countries with the help of nuke power by 2027: IAEA official

From KeralaNext:

...China has since fast-tracked development of nuclear power in recent years with a target to take its nuclear power capacity from about 9,000 MW in 2007 to 40,000 MW by 2020, according to China's long-term development plan for the nuclear power industry.

The Indian Department of Atomic Energy also had plans to increase the country's installed nuclear power capacity, expected to reach 20,000 MW by 2020.

Compare those numbers with these and you can see the scope of what's required:

Contact Energy's proposed giant wind farm south of Port Waikato, with 218 turbines standing 150m high, could be among the biggest in the world.

The project will cost up to $2 billion and have the potential to produce up to 650MW, enough to power about 250,000 homes.

The world's largest wind farm, Horse Hollow in the Texas panhandle, generates 735MW, although plans for a 1000MW farm in Australia were recently announced....

From the New Zealand Herald, Oct. 17.