Canada’s Center for International Governance Innovation has come out with a rather pessimistic report on the likelihood of a nuclear renaissance in the near future.

(Pessimistic, that is, if you’re a proponent of nuclear energy.)

The authors say that on balance, an increase in the role for nuclear energy to 2030 is unlikely. Meanwhile new reactor additions will likely be offset by the retirement of older plants. The main reasons given are familiar to anyone who follows nuclear - too costly, too slow to build, and inadequate government support:

Globally, while the gross amount of nuclear-generated electricity may rise, the percentage of electricity...

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