Nuclear: behind the Fukushima shadow

The Fukushima crisis cast dark clouds over the safety of nuclear energy and its future now rests on its ability to beat the economics of renewables and gas.

The future of nuclear power will hinge on beating the economics of emerging rivals, renewable power and gas, even as it faces safety concerns after the Fukushima meltdown a year ago.

Nuclear is facing more cautious growth in developing countries while fighting for its share in industrialised nations where the present fleet is nearing retirement.

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