Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021
The Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021 is hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington D.C. and co-hosted by the RAVEN project (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) at the University of New Brunswick, and the Environment & Society Program at St. Thomas University.
When: Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 11am (ADT)
Meeting link: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ezzsrhaf
Details: The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) provides an in-depth analysis of nuclear power, using plant-level data to assess its global status.
This year’s edition finds that nuclear power continues losing market share, with the nuclear energy now supplying just 10% of global electricity, down from nearly 18% in 1996. Renewable energy, excluding hydro, now generates more electricity than nuclear plants.
This year’s report includes a special emphasis on Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience. The report finds that droughts, heatwaves, and severe storms all pose significant challenges to nuclear plant operation, and it includes a detailed examination of how climate change is affecting nuclear energy in France.
• Mycle Schneider (WNISR Project Coordinator) - Global Overview
• Tatsujiro Suzuki (Nagasaki University, former Vice-Chair of Japan Atomic Energy Commission) - Fukushima+10
• Mariana Budjeryn (Harvard Kennedy School) - Chernobyl+35
• M.V. Ramana (University of British Columbia) – Small Modular Reactors
• Ali Ahmad (Harvard Kennedy School) / Thibault Laconde (Consulting Engineer) - Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience
• Mathilde Le Moal (Master in Global Crime, University of Edinburgh) - Nuclear Power and Criminal Energy
• Antony Froggatt (Chatham House, London (Royal Institute of International Affairs)) - Nuclear Power vs. Renewable Energy Deployment
• Geoffrey Fettus (NRDC) - Introduction/Moderation
The full report will be available with the start of the event at: https://www.worldnuclearreport.org/-World-Nuclear-Industry-Status-Report-2021-.html.