As we approach the critical climate talks in Paris later this year, there are some good reasons to feel hopeful and upbeat. From the tiniest nations of the Pacific to a giant like China, developing countries are demonstrating that reducing poverty and tackling climate change can, and indeed must, go hand in hand (from Oxfam Australia).
“What will be the impact of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the global nuclear industry?” This is a question been asked many times since March 11, 2011. The answer is, of course, “no one really knows.” Nonetheless, it is an unavoidable question that needs to be explored. More than three years later, we hear both positive and negative views on the future of nuclear industry. But, many of those voices are mostly based on “wishful thinking” and not necessarily the result of detailed analysis of the current situation. Without deeper understanding of what happened in the past and of what is happening now, a wise decision for the future action cannot be made. The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) 2014 is a perfect reference for that purpose.