The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013, published yesterday, was written by numerous academics and independent energy consultants as a “reality check” on global use of nuclear energy.
It claims that with global electricity generation from nuclear decreasing “historically” by 7% last year, nuclear power is in decline as a power source compared to renewable energies.
The report singled out solar and wind as energy forms that were beginning to rival nuclear. It said that 80% of those it surveyed thought renewables would be able to compete with major power and utilities sectors, and that “all forms of solar will not need subsidies to compete” by 2030.
The largest investment in renewable energy was in utility-scale renewable energy parks, and second was in rooftop solar PV installations. Read more »
July 13, 2013 Posted by Christina MacPherson
*Global renewable energy investment has risen rapidly in 2013
*Renewable energy, energy efficiency drive by NATO armed forces