In 2012, total electricity generation from nuclear power rose 3.7 gigawatts to 372.5 gigawatts.
March 6, 2013
Nuclear power generation grew again in 2012 after a drop in 2011 in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, according to a draft new UN atomic agency report seen by AFP Tuesday.
“The Fukushima Daiichi accident (in Japan in March 2011) is expected to slow or delay the growth of nuclear power, but not reverse it,” the International Atomic Energy Agency report said.
At the end of 2012, 437 nuclear power reactors were operating worldwide, two more than in 2011, with three new ones connected to the grid, two back on line after repairs and three permanently shut down.