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The Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant in China, which leads Asia on nuclear power, will begin operation this year. Sanctions on Russian fossil fuel and looming decarbonization deadlines are causing many Asian governments to reconsider their stances on nuclear energy.    © Getty Images
The Big Story

Asia's nuclear power dilemma: Ukraine war drives energy turnarounds

From Japan to Singapore, Russia sanctions and carbon-zero targets push states to reconsider nuclear energy

DOMINIC FAULDER, Nikkei Asia associate editor | Southeast Asia

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to celebrate the environment and support environmental issues. Nikkei Asia is dedicating its Big Story this week to greener energy generation, as part of a global call to take concerted action and find better solutions to restore our planet.

BANGKOK -- Who could possibly resist a power source that "emits 70 times less CO2 than coal, 40 times less than gas, four times less than solar energy, two times less than hydroelectricity and the same amount as wind energy?"

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