"Nuclear: Global Climate Goals In Peril As Reactors Close — IEA"

"The world is on track to lose a quarter of existing nuclear capacity by 2025, leaving clean energy and climate goals in jeopardy, according to a report released today.

The Paris-based International Energy Agency argues that the 25% of existing nuclear power capacity will be lost in six years and up to two-thirds by 2040.

The report marks IEA's first public assessment of the state of the nuclear power industry in about two decades.

Renewable energy builds are unlikely to fill the gap, the agency predicts, meaning nations will probably replace lost nuclear generation with natural gas or coal, thus potentially increasing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 4 billion metric tons per year."

Nathanial Gronewold reports for EnergyWire May 28, 2019.

Source: EnergyWire, 05/29/2019