Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Energy News  

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts
by Staff Writers
Vienna (AFP) Sept 23, 2016

The UN atomic agency predicted Friday continued growth in nuclear power in the coming 15 years but trimmed its projections because of low fossil fuel prices and competition from renewables.

"Nuclear energy, in the long run, will continue to play an important role in the world's energy mix," the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a new report.

The low end of its forecast sees worldwide nuclear power generating capacity expanding 1.9 percent by 2030 to 390.2 gigawatts (GW) -- a gigawatt is one billion watts of electrical power -- from 2015.

The upper end foresees an expansion of 56 percent to 598.2 GW. Previously the IAEA's projections were higher, estimating growth of between 2.4 percent and 68 percent.

The low case assumes a continuation of current market, technology and resource trends with few changes to policies affecting nuclear power, the IAEA said.

The high case assumes current rates of economic and electricity demand growth, particularly in Asia, plus countries turning more to nuclear to meet their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Nuclear Power News - Nuclear Science, Nuclear Technology
Powering The World in the 21st Century at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal
London (AFP) Sept 15, 2016
Britain finally gave the go-ahead Thursday for Hinkley Point, its first nuclear plant in a generation, but set conditions to address concerns over China's role in a flagship project for Europe's nuclear sector. The announcement, welcomed by its French and Chinese backers, came two months after Prime Minister Theresa May caused shockwaves by ordering a review of the Pounds 18 billion (21 billion eu ... read more

Liquid Manure Volume Reduced by Half

Can jet fuel be grown on trees?

Boskalis tests sustainable wood-based biofuel for marine fleet

Valmet to supply biomass-fired power systems to HOFOR Denmark

Tenaska's Second Large-scale Solar Project Begins Commercial Operation

OPDE begins construction of a new 5MWp solar farm in the UK

New NOMAD sea buoy utilizes renewables for reliable data monitoring and transmitting from ocean to shore

More Mid West locations to get finance for home energy improvements

SeaRoc launches SeaHub for communication and logistic data

U.S. governors want more offshore wind support

GM commits to 100 percent renewables

Experts anticipate significant continued reductions in wind energy costs

Europe ups energy security ante

NREL releases updated baseline of cost and performance data for electricity generation technologies

Chinese giant to buy Pakistani power company for $1.6 bn

Economy of energy-hungry India may face headwinds

Carbon-coated iron catalyst structure could lead to more-active fuel cells

Proton diffusion discovery a boost for fuel cell technologies

Scientists move step closer to solving fusion plasma dilemma

Fuel cell membrane patented by Sandia outperforms market

Stellar activity can mimic misaligned exoplanets

ALMA locates possible birth site of icy giant planet

New light on the complex nature of 'hot Jupiter' atmospheres

Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets

New frigate for French Navy takes to water

Future USS Wichita LCS launched

India naval chief blames France for submarine data leak

Submarines surface as key tool in world's navies

A Mixed-reality Trip to Mars

Mars 2020 rover to produce oxygen: NASA

Opportunity Heads Toward First Waypoint of its Next Extended Mission

Mars hosted lakes, snowmelt-fed streams much later than previously thought

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement