World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2020
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- Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm GMTSep 24, 2020 2:54 pm GMT
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The WNISR2020 assesses on 361 pages the status and trends of the international nuclear industry and analyzes the additional challenges nuclear power is facing in the age of COVID-19.
In 2019, for the first time in history, non-hydro renewables like solar, wind and biomass generated more electricity than nuclear power plants.
The number of operating reactors in the world has dropped by nine over the past year to 408 as of mid-2020 (back to 1988 level), and 30 units away from the historic peak of 438 in 2002.