Nuclear generation reached a near-record high in 2019, with output reaching 2657 TWh, enough to meet more than 10 per cent of the world’s electricity demand. However, action is needed now to kick-start more than 100 new reactor construction projects that would generate jobs, boost economies and make a major contribution to a clean energy future.
These points are highlighted in the World Nuclear Association Performance Report 2020 published on Tuesday.
Launching the report, Agneta Rising, Director General of World Nuclear Association said, “In 2019, nuclear electricity generation rose for the seventh year running, demonstrating excellent performance. In 2020, the world’s nuclear reactors have shown resilience and flexibility, adapting to changes in demand while ensuring stable and reliable electricity supplies.”