In this new episode of Redefining Energy, Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen perform the autopsy of the Nuclear Industry, once presenting itself as the invincible leader of the carbon-free movement, now a mere zombie under constant public money perfusion.
Beyond Fukushima, the podcast analyses the deep causes of this decline: capital indiscipline, technological regression, desertion of private capital, industrial and financial disasters in the construction of new plants, unaccounted dismantling costs…
Is there a glimmer of hope with new technological advances, and in which timeframe? And at what sustainable price? As we see the global energy complex being revolutionized by renewable energy, energy storage and also a flood of cheap natural gas, is there still a future for the Nuclear Industry?