Thursday, July 31, 2014

Report Paints Bleak Future for Nuclear Power

Isar nuclear power plant in Germany. (Credit: Bjoern Schwarz/flickr) Click to enlarge.
While nuclear power is seen by some of the most prominent climate scientists in the U.S. as a necessary means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation to combat climate change, most growth in low-carbon electricity generation is in wind and solar.

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report, written by independent consultants in London and Paris with support from the German Green Party and the anti-nuclear Rocky Mountain Institute, based in Colorado, shows that nuclear power's share in global energy production declined to 10.8 percent in 2013, down from 17.6 percent at its peak in 1996.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration doesn't see nuclear power generation either growing or declining much in the next 25 years.

Report Paints Bleak Future for Nuclear Power

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