30 Dec '14, 9pm

2015 will see nuclear dream fade as wind and solar soar - The Ecologist

2015 will see nuclear dream fade as wind and solar soar - The Ecologist

Solar panels, once manufactured, can be installed on a rooftop and be in operation in a single day. Wind turbines can be put up in a week. With nuclear power falling ever further behind renewables as a global energy source, and as the price of oil and gas falls, the future of the industry in 2015 and beyond looks bleak. Renewables now supply 22% of global electricity and nuclear only 11% - a share that is gradually falling as old plants close and fewer new ones are commissioned. New large-scale installations of wind and solar power arrays continue to surge across the world. Countries without full grids and power outages, such as India, increasingly find that wind and solar are quick and easy ways to bring electricity to people who have previously had no supply. Developed countries, meanwhile, faced with reducing carbon dioxide emissions, find that the cost of both these re...

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