Christoph Frei, secretary general of the World Energy Council, has said, that “In our study on nuclear energy in March 2012, we found that Fukushima has had limited impact on the global nuclear outlook and this was particularly so for non-OECD countries.”

However, he says two years on, the situation has evolved. “The market attractiveness of nuclear energy has now been undermined by the availability of cheap natural gas, collapsing solar prices, uncertainty of CO2 prices, along with nuclear energy’s rising safety-related costs. This will have significant consequences for our ability to deliver a diverse fuel mix for a secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy future.”

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