Burgeoning Power Demand and Soaring Fossil Fuel Prices to Stimulate Nuclear Power Growth in Middle East & Africa despite Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
In the Middle East & Africa (ME&A), nuclear power is considered a promising future source of energy. Countries that already have nuclear power are looking to expand their nuclear fleet and the countries with no nuclear reactors are considering nuclear new-build plans. Up until the last decade, the ME&A region was heavily dependent on its oil and gas reserves to meet its energy needs. But owing to the fast-pace economic growth in the region, oil and gas cannot sustain the growing power demand load. The opportunity to export oil profitably due to price hikes has also impacted the region’s current power situation and made the development of nuclear power more attractive. As per 2008 reports from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 17 of the 51 countries around the globe that expressed their intentions to develop nuclear power were from the Middle East and 13 were from Africa. Current activities in the region are pointing to firm plans in the region to develop this power source.
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