The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017

By Mycle Schneider, Independent Consultant, Paris, France, Project Coordinator and Lead Author

Antony Froggatt, Independent Consultant, London, U.K., Lead Author

With Julie Hazemann, Director of EnerWebWatch, Paris, France, Documentary Research, Modelling and Datavisualization

Tadahiro Katsuta, Associate Professor, School of Law, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, Contributing Author

M.V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security with the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Contributing Author

Juan C. Rodriguez, Equity Analyst, AlphaValue, Paris, France, Contributing Author

Andreas Rüdinger, Independent Consultant, Paris, France, Contributing Author

Agnès Stienne, Artist, Graphic Designer, Cartographer, Le Mans, France, Graphic Design & Layout

Ramana was one of the contributors to this year’s World Nuclear Industry Status Report. The report is produced by an international group of energy analysts who study the nuclear industry in multiple countries, and offers an overview of nuclear power around the world, including information on operation, production and construction, as well as plans by countries to build new nuclear plants. The report also includes an update on the status of the multiple impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident.

Find the report here.

Executive Summary:

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2017 (WNISR2017) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR assesses the status of new-build programs in current nuclear countries as well as in potential newcomer countries. The WNISR2017 edition includes a new assessment from an equity analyst view of the financial crisis of the nuclear sector and some of its biggest
industrial players. The Fukushima Status Report provides not only an update on onsite and offsite issues six years after the beginning of the catastrophe, but also the latest official and new independent cost evaluations of the disaster. Focus chapters provide in-depth analysis of France, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Nuclear Power vs. Renewable Energy chapter provides global comparative data on investment, capacity, and generation
from nuclear, wind and solar energy. Finally, Annex 1 presents a country-by-country overview of all other countries operating nuclear power plants.