Antony Froggatt

Articles by Antony Froggatt

27 July 2015

Deconstructing the nuclear industry

Mycle SchneiderAntony Froggatt

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015 finds the global nuclear industry facing continued construction problems and losing ground to renewable energy.

1 January 2014

As of December 1, 2013, a total of 429 nuclear reactors were considered operational in 31 countries. The nuclear industry is in decline, however, with global electricity generation from nuclear power plants down by a record 7 percent in 2012.

1 September 2012
The energy issue
The market niche that nuclear power once held is disappearing. The key nuclear indicators—including the number of operating reactors, installed capacity, power generation, and share of total electricity generation—all show that the global nuclear industry is in decline.
8 September 2011

2010–2011 world nuclear industry status report

Mycle SchneiderAntony FroggattSteve Thomas

Bushehr went critical. According to industry news outlets, the Iranian nuclear reactor project was finally completed on May 8, 2011 -- 36 years after the first shovel hit the ground. The historic event closely followed the first grid connection, on May 3, of the second unit of the Chinese Ling Ao II nuclear plant. And on March 14, only three days after the Fukushima crisis began, and without any publicity, the Pakistani Chasnupp-2 reactor generated its first power.

1 July 2011
The nuclear energy issue
In 2010, there were more nuclear power units under construction worldwide than in any year since 1988. Even before Fukushima, however, status indicators for the international nuclear industry were showing a negative trend.
1 November 2009
Although some countries plan to build new nuclear power plants in the near future, in aggregate the data indicates that nuclear power's influence will continue to dwindle across the globe in coming decades.