Nuclear Power And Nuclear Facilities

1656 WordsMar 10, 20167 Pages
In 2014, it was reported that nuclear reactors “provided 2411 billion kWh, over 11% of the world 's electricity”(Plans for Reactors). During that year, the International Energy Agency held special attention toward hazardous scenarios. Minus the conspiracy, “World Energy Outlook 2014 had a special focus on nuclear power, and extends the scope of scenarios to 2040” (Plans for Reactors). In 2030, it is noted that there will be sixty percent capacity growth among nuclear reactors. Countries with existing nuclear power plant count will increasingly expand their nuclear stations. China will have an increase of 46%, while Korea, Russia and India will have 30% all together, whereas the US will have a 16% expansion of nuclear capacity. The plan in motion for 2030 is to have nuclear power plants to have low carbon pollution. “It is noteworthy that in the 1980s, 218 power reactors started up, an average of one every 17 days”(The Nuclear Renaissance) today, there are more than 400 nuclear power plants already made and used, now in the process of expanding their count. In the 1980s, the US had 47 reactors in their base, 18 in Japan and 42 in France. Now, the generating capacity increased in various countries such as USA, Belgium, Germany and Sweden. Many countries have power plants which increase in capacity each year, “...in Switzerland, the capacity of its five reactors has been increased by 13.4%” (Plans for Reactors), a few in US increased to 20%, nine reactors in Spain have an

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