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Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


7 Interesting Nuclear Energy Graphs

April 22nd, 2014 by  

One of our readers recently passed along a couple of very interesting charts about nuclear energy as well as the nuclear energy report from which they came. The report, World Nuclear Report 2013, is well worth a more careful look, but for those who just love some interesting charts, here are the two that our ever-alert reader shared as well as a few more I pulled out:

nuclear germany

Data Sources: AGEB 2013

new electricity eu

Data Source: EWEA 2013

global electricity production

Data Source: BP 2013

electricity capacity world

Data Source: IAEA-PRIS, BP, 2013

renewable energy nuclear investment

Data Source: BNEF 2013 and WNISR original research, 2013

nuclear share by country

Data Sources: IAEA-PRIS, MSC, 2013

nuclear construction times

Note: The bubble size is equivalent to the number of units started up in the given year. Data Sources: MSC based on IAEA-PRIS 2013

I think the charts speak for themselves, but I’m sure they will stimulate plenty of commentary, so have at it. 


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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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