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A Nuclear-Free Europe? 150 Plants Set to Close by 2030

Jun 8, 2012
(Inhabit)

First it was Japan, then Germany, and now it looks like all of Europe is following suit.

According to a report by energy experts GlobalData, Europe will decommission almost 150 of its nuclear power plants by 2030. 

The decision comes as a result of last year’s Fukushima disaster, and the European closures will account for nearly 69 percent of the total global number of expected nuclear power reactor closures by 2030. Meanwhile, the United States has decided to grant life extensions to 71 nuclear plants and close only five.