Global Outlook

  • Globally, EP finds that the world is at moderate to very high risk of losing 203 GW of nuclear energy between today and 2030, and is likely or very likely to add 131 GW of new nuclear by 2030.

  • The world generated 2497 terawatt-hours (TWh, net) of nuclear electricity in 2017, a 6.6 percent drop from the historic peak of 2661 TWh, net, of nuclear generation in 2006, and a 6.4 percent rise from the recent historic low of 2346 TWh, net in 2012.

  • Nuclear comprised 10.5 percent of global electricity in 2016, down from 17.5 percent in 1994.

  • The share of global electricity coming from clean energy sources has risen from 30.0 percent in 2012 to 32.3 percent in 2016, but this is still below the level of clean electricity in 1995, at 36.4 percent.

  • In 2016, the most recent year with available data, 5.2 percent of global electricity came from solar and wind. Solar and wind constituted 16.1 percent of total electricity from clean energy sources.


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