Q&A: Global demand for nuclear energy is escalating
- July 1, 2024: Vol. 11, Number 7

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Q&A: Global demand for nuclear energy is escalating

by Nuclear Energy Institute

The use of and demand for nuclear energy is on the rise globally, due in large part to the efforts to increase both clean energy and energy independence.

Countries in Europe, Africa and South America are all making efforts to build next-generation reactors and increase the global nuclear fleet.

Want to learn more about what is going on with nuclear energy around the world? Here is what Ted Jones, senior director for national security and international programs at the Nuclear Energy Institute, has to say.

Is there much international consensus around the use of nuclear energy? 

Yes. And it’s growing. You see it at COP, where nuclear energy is visible in ways that it never existed a few years ago. But also, at multilateral meetings such as the G7, and in other fora. Nuclear energy is increasingly a topic of discussion for achieving our climate security and energy security goals.

What is driving the increased global demand f

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