Magazine article Financial Management (UK)

Nuclear Energy

Magazine article Financial Management (UK)

Nuclear Energy

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The leak of radioactive material from Japan's tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has been a blow for the industry. Governments in countries such as Germany and Italy have come 0 under increased pressure to roll back their investment plans as 1 safety concerns have been revived. But soaring energy demand, [pounds sterling] particularly in emerging markets, should ensure that the 61 new S reactors under construction around the world are not the last.

World

Number of reactors in operation: 441

Nuclear energy use (exajoules): 28.34

Net capacity (GWe): 374.8

Reactors under construction: 61

% of total energy used: 14.03

North America    North AmericaNet capacity (GWe):      122
                 113.3
                 Nuclear energy use (exajoules):
                 9.76
                 Reactors under construction: 1 % of
                 total energy used (2008): 19.04
Latin America    Latin America Net capacity (GWe):       6
                 4.1
                 Nuclear energy use (exajoules):
                 0.32
                 Reactors under construction: 2 % of
                 total energy used (2008): 2.38
Western Europe   Western Europe Net capacity (GWe):    129
                 122.9
                 Nuclear energy use (exajoules):
                 8.97
                 Reactors under construction: 2 % of
                 total energy used (2008): 26. … 
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