Hype over the future of nuclear power is rampant, but the facts tell a different story. The percentage of nuclear-generated electricity in the overall global energy mix is decreasing. In this three-part series Mycle Schneider, a French independent nuclear analyst, explores the difficulties facing nuclear power throughout the world and in Western Europe and Asia in particular.
As nuclear power's contribution declines in Europe's overall energy mix, efforts to build new plants are being met with legislative and technical delays.
Asia is viewed as the region poised to jump-start the global nuclear revival. But even there, substantial roadblocks to nuclear growth exist.
The nuclear power industry is in a state of global decline--a situation that isn't going to change in the foreseeable future.