10 November 2023

6 December 2023: in Brussels and via Zoom

Global Launch of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2023

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2023 (WNISR2023) will be released on 6 December 2023, during a hybrid in-person/virtual presentation in Brussels co-hosted by the German Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, European Union

[Update] The WNISR2023 is now available online.

The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2023

Global Launch Event

🗓 Wednesday 6 December 2023

🕒 15:00–17:00 Brussels Time (CET)

📍 Thon Hotel EU or online via Zoom Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels

🗣 English

➡️ Please RSVP here for in-person or virtual participation.


There will be a diverse line-up of distinguished speakers:

➣ Welcome Friedrich Ebert Stiftung / Heinrich Böll Stiftung

➣ Introduction Jochen Ahlswede ⎮ Head of Directorate-General, Research and International Cooperation, Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management (BASE)

Presentation WNISR2023

➤ Global Overview Mycle SchneiderWNISR Coordinator and Publisher, Paris, France

➤ United States Focus Timothy Judson ⎮ Independent Consultant, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., WNISR Contributing Author

➤ South Africa Focus Hartmut Winkler ⎮ Prof., University of Johannesburg, South Africa, WNISR Contributing Author

➤ Special Focus: Nuclear Economics and Finance Doug Koplow ⎮ Founding Director, Earth Track, Cambridge, U.S.A., WNISR Contributing Author

➤ Fukushima Status Report Tatsujiro Suzuki ⎮ Prof., Nagasaki University, former Vice-Chair of Japan Atomic Energy Commission, WNISR Contributing Author

➤ Decommissioning Status Report Alexander James Wimmers ⎮ Research Associate, Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany, WNISR Contributing Author

➤ Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) M.V. Ramana ⎮ Prof., University of British Columbia, Canada, WNISR Contributing Author


The annual World Nuclear Industry Status Report (WNISR) provides a comprehensive overview of nuclear power plant data, including information on operation, production, construction, and decommissioning. The WNISR assesses the status of newbuild programs in existing as well as in potential newcomer nuclear countries and looks at the status of Small Modular Reactor (SMR) development. WNISR2023 contains a comprehensive special focus chapter on Nuclear Economics and Finance that assesses how persistent competitive pressures force the nuclear sector to rely on increasing state support. Further focus chapters include an expanded analysis of U.S. nuclear policy and the multiple new subsidy mechanisms as well as an assessment of the struggling South African nuclear program. The Fukushima Status Report provides an overview of ongoing onsite/offsite challenges of the 2011-disaster. The Decommissioning Status Report looks at the current situation of the now over 200 closed nuclear power reactors. While the chapter Nuclear Power vs. Renewable Energy Deployment provides an overview of the increasing gap between the development patterns of the two electricity generating technologies.

For more information and past reports, published annually since 2007 see http://www.worldnuclearreport.org/

🔴 Please RSVP here for in-person or virtual participation.