The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2019 covers many nuclear power technologies and programs in key countries. It also covers how the nuclear industries reliance on concerns about fossil fuels causing man-made global warming. This topic is definitely not settled and the nuclear industry will be disgraced if they are shown to have taken the wrong side on this complex subject. The nuclear industry should stand on its own merits and leave the debate about carbon dioxide from fossil fuels to real experts in this field.
World Nuclear Association: 2015: Nuclear societies representing scientists, engineers, and professionals from around the world, signed this declaration stating their conviction that the world needs to take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and supporting nuclear energy as a key part of the solution in the fight against climate change.
Mother Nature will have the final say whether carbon dioxide from fossil fuels is causing catastrophic man-made global warming and disastrous sea level rise. There are numerous scientific publications, many posted on this website, that say that mankind's carbon dioxide contribution to the total carbon dioxide which is itself a lesser contributor to all the greenhouse gases is not and will not be the cause of catastrophic global warming. We recommend that nuclear experts and nuclear advocates support nuclear energy solely on its own merits. There is no need for nuclear experts to be attacking fossil fuels because of the carbon dioxide they produce. Fossil fuels play a vital role in the modern world and there are few if any replacement technologies at anywhere near the same cost.
World Nuclear Association: 2019:
• There is strong interest in small and simpler units for generating electricity from nuclear power, and for process heat.
• This interest in small and medium nuclear power reactors is driven both by a desire to reduce the impact of capital costs and to provide power away from large grid systems.
• The technologies involved are numerous and very diverse.
World Nuclear Association: • Switzerland has five nuclear reactors generating up to 40% of its electricity. Two large new units were planned. • National votes have confirmed nuclear energy as an ongoing part of Switzerland's electricity mix. • In June 2011 parliament resolved not to replace any reactors, and hence to phase out nuclear power gradually, and this was confirmed in a 2017 referendum.
Energy policy 2011 on: The seven-member Federal Council decided to ignore a referendum that had supported new nuclear power only one month earlier and declared that the country's nuclear power plants would not be replaced. The proposal was also approved by the upper house, the 46-member Council of States, by 3:1, though subject to ongoing review of technology options which might allow new plants.