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Nuclear Power: perception versus reality with Mycle Schneider

Over the past 50 years, nuclear’s share of global power generation has consistently failed to meet predictions. Now installed capacity is declining and the fleet is aging. Why? Have we seen “peak nuclear”? And what are the consequences for the power markets? Now, many see nuclear as having a key role to play in the energy transition, especially with the concept of Small Modular Reactors. Will this too fail to meet expectations? In this episode we look at the economics, technology and policy environment that has led to the stark gap between expectations of both, industry and the public, and the reality. Our guest is Mycle Schneider, an independent nuclear policy analyst and advisor to governments, parliamentarians, think tanks, and the media. Mycle is the coordinator and publisher of the annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report  (WNISR).