Nuclear energy is in irreversible decline across the world, with the construction of new units appearing to bottom out, a new report found. “The deterioration of the situation is accelerating,” warned Paris-based nuclear consultant Mycle Schneider at the U.S. launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report on Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the anti-nuclear Natural Resources Defense Council, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the German Green Party-linked Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America foundation. The 10th annual edition of the report provides a grim assessment of the worldwide nuclear industry. According to the report’s 2017 edition, the mean age of the world’s 403 reactors in operation as of July 1 is approximately 29 years while the mean age at retirement of the 169 reactors that have shut down was roughly 25 years.
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Asia is leading the way in nuclear energy, building eight of the 10 plants put into place around the world last year. That’s according to a new report from the World Nuclear Association (WNA), which shows 10 reactors being brought online in 2016 more than doubled the annual average for the previous 25 years. Nuclear generation across Asia has grown by 35% since 2012, with nuclear generation more than doubling in India and Pakistan and more than tripling in China over the last decade. The report says two-thirds of the global reactors under construction are being built on the continent, with more than a third in China alone.
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