World outlook for nuclear power

Rogner H-H (2013). World outlook for nuclear power. Energy Strategy Reviews 1 (4): 291-295. DOI:10.1016/j.esr.2012.12.001.

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Abstract

The Fukushima Daiichi accident of March 2011 has re-ignited the debate about the role of nuclear power in the future global energy mix. More than one and a half years after the accident, a somewhat clearer picture is emerging - different countries responded with different nuclear policies, e.g., one size does not fit all. While several countries confirmed or decided to phase-out the use of the technology or to cancel their plans of adding nuclear power to their future electricity generating mix, the majority of countries with operating nuclear power plants or plans to eventually start national nuclear power programmes continue with the implementation of their pre-Fukushima nuclear strategies albeit at a somewhat slower pace. Projections of future nuclear capacity expansion for the year 2030 show a likely shift of global nuclear generating capacities by about a decade but no significant retraction of national nuclear power programmes globally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fukushima Daiichi accident; Nuclear power projections; National nuclear policies
Research Programs: Energy (ENE)
Bibliographic Reference: Energy Strategy Reviews; 1(4):291-295 (May 2013) (Published online 11 January 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 10:40
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10535

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