Nuclear power faces mixed outlook in Asia Pacific

There is a mixed outlook for nuclear power in Asia Pacific, with decline expected for the developed economies and rapid growth for emerging economies
By Andrew Walker 6 July 2017

Nuclear power is struggling in developed Asian economies, with South Korea recently announcing plans to phase out nuclear from its energy mix. The country follows Taiwan in its decision to axe nuclear power, while Japan has had to scale back its nuclear plans following strong public opposition in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

It is a very different story in the emerging economies of China, India and Pakistan, which are seeking to rapidly expand their nuclear power capacities to meet electricity demand. Nuclear is seen...

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