26 September 2021

Virtual Event – 28 September 2021

Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021

Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2021

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Time: 10h00–12h00 Washington D.C. Time (EDT)

16h00–18h00 Paris Time (CET)

Where: Virtual Venue – https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ezzsrhaf

To attend, RSVP to Mark Drajem, mdrajem@nrdc.org, or Elizabeth Heyd, eheyd@nrdc.org.

The event features a diverse line-up of distinguished speakers, all contributing authors:

The event is hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Washington D.C. co-hosted by the RAVEN project (Rural Action and Voices for the Environment) at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, and the Environment & Society Program at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Speaker bios can be viewed here.

In addition, we have scheduled an SMR-focused event hosted by the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia, featuring M.V. Ramana, Ali Ahmad, Mycle Schneider, and moderated by SPPGA Director and former Chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Allison Macfarlane, on 6 October 2021 at 15h30–17h00 EDT (see here for details).

Background: The annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production and construction. The WNISR assesses the status of new-build programs in existing as well as in potential newcomer nuclear countries, and the status of decommissioning of closed reactors. The report also compares the development of nuclear power and renewable energy globally.

WNISR2021 contains several focus chapters, including a first assessment of Nuclear Power and Climate Change Resilience. A special Fukushima Status Report 10 Years After provides an overview of ongoing onsite/offsite challenges, health impacts, judicial decisions and cost estimates of the disaster. Chernobyl – 35 Years After the Disaster Began looks at advances in the cleanup and remaining challenges. For the first time, WNISR dedicates a chapter to the problem of Nuclear Power and Criminal Energy.

From the Foreword “The World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) is amongst the most reliable data resources available on the subject and allows for an impartial and comprehensive understanding of the current status of nuclear power around the world.” Naoto Kan, Former Prime Minister of Japan