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Status of Nuclear Energy Worldwide

Status of Nuclear Energy Worldwide


Many countries around the world are now building a new, modern, fleet of nuclear power plants with many more either planning or considering nuclear to provide safe, reliable electricity and also to help reduce their carbon emissions. Many countries also have a legacy fleet of reactors that require decommissioning while some are also developing geological disposal facilities. This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of worldwide nuclear projects and reflect on some of the issues and challenges that have slowed down the wider acceptance of nuclear energy. If nuclear is chosen by some countries for their electricity why is it not chosen by all countries?

John Roberts

Nuclear Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester.

Our Presenter

John Roberts is the Nuclear Fellow in the School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester. He currently lectures on nuclear energy courses of the UK Nuclear Technology Education Consortium, at the University of Southampton and on industry graduate training programmes. He has previously delivered lectures on nuclear energy in China, Russia, Finland and the Czech Republic. He is an IAEA Consultant on Knowledge Management, Education and Outreach and has co-authored IAEA publications on worldwide nuclear education and nuclear curricula. He is currently a Director of the European Nuclear Education Network and a member of the EU Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform Executive Committee. He obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from The University of Liverpool.

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