Geopolitik Energi

April 16, 2007

RUSSIA EMBARKS ON ITS GLOBAL NUCLEAR POWER PLANS

Executive Intelligence Review

This article appears in the March 31, 2006 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Russia Embarks on Its
Global Nuclear Power Plans

by Marsha Freeman

In a series of national and international meetings in mid-March, the Russian government put forward its concrete plans to lead the global renaissance in the construction of new civilian nuclear power plants. Recent personnel changes in Rosatom, the Russian nuclear agency, are designed to position Russia as a major exporter of nuclear plants, which will help finance the construction up to 40 new domestic nuclear plants over the next 20 years. Russia’s current chairmanship of the Group of 8 industrial nations positions it to lead the nuclear revival internationally.

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