World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 / Mycle Schneider & Antony Froggatt. July 2013, 140 p. (A Mycle Schneider Consulting project)

Presentation World Nuclear Industry Status Report) :

Two years after the Fukushima disaster started unfolding on 11 March 2011, its impact on the global nuclear industry has become increasingly visible. Global electricity generation from nuclear plants dropped by a historic 7 percent in 2012, adding to the record drop of 4 percent in 2011. This World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013 (WNISR) provides a global overview of the history, the current status and the trends of nuclear power programs worldwide.

Beyond the traditional overview of a large number of facts and figures on the performance of the nuclear industry in the past year, the 2013 edition includes an update on nuclear economics by Steve Thomas (London) and a Fukushima Status Report by the two Japanese academics Komei Hosokawa (Kyoto) and Yukio Yamaguchi (Tokyo).

Key results include:
• A record decline in world nuclear power generation (–7% in 2012).
• A long term, steady drop of the nuclear share in global electricity production from 17% in 1993 to 10% in 2012.
• Rapid aging: average now 29 years with 190 units 30+ years in operation.
• Poor renewal with 6 units shutdowns vs. 3 startups in 2012 and 2 shutdowns vs. 1 startup in the first half of 2013.
• 800,000 tons of water in precarious storage at Fukushima contain 2.5 times the radioactivity released at Chernobyl.
• China, Germany, India and Japan, in 2012, generated more power from renewables than from nuclear plants.

Citer ce billet
Danièle Revel (2013, 3 septembre). World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 24 mai 2024, à l’adresse

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