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World nuclear output peaked in 2018

The latest International Energy Agency (IEA) numbers are out and nuclear power continued to grow in 2018, despite concerns about reactor closures in the U.S. and elsewhere. In its March “Global Energy & CO2 Status Report,” the IEA said overall global energy consumption grew by 2.3 per cent due to “a robust global economy as well as higher heating and cooling needs in some parts of the world.” The increase in energy consumption meant CO2 emissions rose 1.7 per cent last year, a new record high. Gas accounted for 47 per cent of the new energy growth and nuclear represented […]


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