IAEA adjusts forecast for global nuclear energy growth

09/11/2013 | Reuters

The International Atomic Energy Agency again revised its global nuclear energy growth forecast because of uncertainty in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi incident in Japan. Global capacity is now projected to increase between 17% and 94% by 2030, compared with last year's outlook of 25% to 100%. The lower figures "still point to a steady rise in the number of nuclear power plants in the world in the next 20 years, particularly in Asia," said Yukiya Amano, the IAEA's director general.

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