Global nuclear power declines by 7 percent
Global electricity generation from nuclear plants dropped by a historic 7 percent in 2012, adding to the record drop of 4 percent in 2011, just after the unfortunate Fukushima accident in Japan
Two years after the Fukushima disaster started unfolding on 11 March 2011; its impact on the global nuclear industry has become increasingly visible, according to the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013, which was elaborated by a team of six experts from France, Japan and the UK under the direction of renowned nuclear expert Mycle Schneider and was released in July.
Global power generation from nuclear plants had been dropped by a historic 7 percent in 2012, adding to the record drop of 4 percent in 2011, the report said.
The nuclear share in the world’s power generation declined steadily from a historic peak of 17 percent in 1993 to about 10 percent in 2012. Nuclear power’s share of global commercial primary energy production plunged to 4.5 percent, a level last seen in 1984, according to the report.