Today: 28.Nov.2020

World Nuclear Association: • Nuclear power capacity worldwide is increasing steadily, with about 50 reactors under construction. • Most reactors on order or planned are in the Asian region, though there are major plans for new units in Russia. • Significant further capacity is being created by plant upgrading. • Plant lifetime extension programs are maintaining capacity, particularly in the USA. There are about 450 nuclear power reactors operating in 30 countries plus Taiwan, with a combined capacity of over 390 GWe. In 2015 these provided about 11% of the world's electricity. About 50 power reactors are currently being constructed in 13 countries, notably China, India, UAE and Russia.

China has 936 GWe, India 215 GWe, the world more than 1,373 GWe of coal plant capacity. In the next half century, more nuclear power capacity will be retired without replacement than new capacity added except in Russia, China and maybe India. Countries with exemplary nuclear power programs like Switzerland have decided to discontinue use of nuclear power as their plants reach end of life. Energy experts are at a complete loss of what Switzerland will do.

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John Shanahan, civil engineer, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: In order to promote use of nuclear energy, it is necessary to understand how it fits in with other forms of energy, mainly fossil fuels. It is very likely that fossil fuels will be used until they are no longer economical to mine and extract from the earth. Fossil fuels produce H2O and CO2 as their main by-products. A debate rages whether CO2 from fossil fuels is causing irreversible, catastrophic global warming and many other severe weather phenomena. This website presents over 200 articles on all sides of this debate. Go to HOME and the main tab, ENVIRONMENT. This debate is important for nuclear power because we shouldn't use unsound scientific arguments about CO2 from fossil fuels. This article presents photos from around the world to help you decide on the current condition of Earth's climate and how it compares with the past. Is it good or bad? Is it getting seriously worse or not?

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Dhruv Dharamshi, Jeet Sah, Jagriti Dhingra, Sonakshi singh Pundir, Nuclear Engineering students at Amity University, India: The idea is - to unite all students in the nuclear community on a single platform – to form the World Nuclear Student Body (WNSB). Given that the nuclear community is a small one, the project is realistic, with innumerable possibilities. Apart from the networking and educational aspects of such a platform, it would offer a level playing field for students to display their skills at an international level.

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Ulrich Weber, Geophysiker: Die Grundlage unseres Lebensstandards ist die industrielle Wertschöpfung durch Nutzung fossiler und atomarer Energieträger, ebenso wie unsere statistisch nahezu verdoppelte Lebenserwartung gegenüber „ökologischen“ Gesellschaften auf der alleinigen Grundlage von Ackerbau und Viehzucht.

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