07 Dec '11, 8pm

Report: Global Nuclear Generation Capacity Falls to 366.5 GW: While power generated from wind and solar source...

solar sources is growing in modest amounts , global nuclear generation capacity has fallen from last year's record of 375.5 gigawatts to 365.5 gigawatts in 2011. Certainly, 10 gigawatts is a small drop in absolute terms as well as percentage-wise, but it is a 10-gigawatt decline. For comparison, 10 gigawatts is half of the global solar market or about one-quarter of the peak California ISO load . It's probably too early to call the declining reliance on nuclear power a trend, but high costs, recent disasters, and government moratoriums on nuclear are creating a difficult environment in which to design and build new nuclear. Additionally, an aging fleet of reactors, which are in some cases already past their expiration date, are going to require de-commissioning or massive overhauls. And a general slowdown in electricity usage, along with low natural gas prices will not enc...

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