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Launch of The Nuclear Fuel Report Expanded Summary

For immediate release 25 June 2020

Today World Nuclear Association is publishing, and making freely available, an Expanded Summary of the latest edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, published in September 2019.

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Published biennially since the 1970s, The Nuclear Fuel Report is a highly authoritative publication used as a reference by industry and state authorities worldwide. It is produced by experienced industry experts, who have great understanding of both the current situation in the industry and its future trends. More than 50 experts worked on the 19th edition of the Report, both from the utilities and fuel supply companies, and from many countries around the world.

The main goals of this first-of-a-kind summary are to:

  • Allow commentators who reference The Nuclear Fuel Report, without access to the full edition, to better understand its methodology, criteria and outputs
  • Enable those interested in the role of nuclear power in a sustainable low-carbon energy system to understand a fundamental aspect of the technology, the uranium fuel cycle

This Expanded Summary will provide readers with explanations of what factors are affecting the growth of nuclear power, what new concepts were introduced in the 19th edition, and what developments the industry may require between now and 2040. It describes the major conclusions of the Report, in particular, the supply/demand projections in different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle and the nuclear generation projections for the next 20 years. It explains what developments have taken place to lead the authors of the Report to increase their projections for future nuclear generation capacity, the first time this has occurred in eight years.

Speaking at the launch of the document Agneta Rising said;

"The increased projections in all scenarios of The Nuclear Fuel Report reflect the renewed recognition of nuclear generation’s roles, both in meeting the need for a reliable supply and contributing to our clean energy future. By making the main findings of the Report available more broadly in this new summary we hope to better inform key decision makers, as well as provide a valuable educational tool that will provide everyone with a broader understanding of the key issues facing the nuclear industry today."

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