What does the future of nuclear energy around the world look like?

1 Answer
Feb 18, 2016

Not too promising, due to fears over nuclear accidents.


Three high-profile nuclear accidents, including: Three Mile Island, U.S. in 1979, Chernobyl, Ukraine 1986 and most recently Fukushima, Japan 2015 have made governments very nervous about continuing to approve nuclear reactors in the future. Although, nuclear energy would help solve the global warming problem (as they do not emit CO2), most people are now very nervous about nuclear and would not support politicians who supported nuclear. Most countries that have nuclear are no longer approving new reactors and in some cases, closing down existing units.

However, a new form of nuclear energy called Fusion (same as what the sun does) might hold more promise than conventional fission nuclear energy, but this technology may still be 20 years away.