Once on the cusp of a renaissance, the nuclear industry now risks being sent back to the dark ages. This is the impression that emerges from much of the commentary in the months since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. But is this doom and gloom misplaced?
The Economist Intelligence Unit has produced a special report on the future of the nuclear industry, updating its outlook for the top nuclear countries and a handful of atomic hopefuls. The report examines the impact on countries from the nuclear disaster at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant following the March 11th earthquake, putting this in the context of broader developments. Available for free download, it provides our forecasts to 2020 for the ten most important countries by nuclear capacity, plus other key players.