Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 07/2014

Nuclear Energy: Rebirth or Resuscitation?

Sharon Squassoni

February 2009

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Increased interest in nuclear power has fueled talk of a "nuclear renaissance." But the reality of nuclear energy’s future is more complicated. Without major changes in government policies and aggressive financial support, nuclear power is actually likely to account for a declining percentage of global electricity generation.