Nuclear Power after Fukushima

Part of the Global Forecast 2011

Japan’s tragic March 11 earthquake and tsunami have triggered the most serious nuclear emergency in 25 years and have raised questions about the future viability of nuclear power in the energy system around the world. Subsequent to the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, a number of countries have announced safety reviews of current nuclear facilities, with some announcing plans to shut down some of their older reactors. Others are also reviewing their plans to add new nuclear power plants.

David Pumphrey
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program