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Global Nuclear Power Market

1000 Pages Taiyou Research October 01, 2012 SKU: TARE4899507

Nuclear power has been used for many years for generating electricity across the world. However, with the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster, the safety of nuclear power has been called into question, with many countries deciding to phase out nuclear power completely by 2020. With concerns rising about the use of conventional thermal energy sources, many are questioning whether one can truly phase out and finish off the dependence on nuclear energy.

While the debate rages on, there is no doubt that the global nuclear power industry has been experiencing tremendous growth in recent years. With nearly two decades of technical advancements, the nuclear power industry has made tremendous development in reactor technology, safety measures, and nearly zero carbon emissions from nuclear power plants. All these factors have made nuclear power an attractive option for generating power.

Before the Fukushima nuclear disaster, there was a marked shift towards supporting the growth of nuclear power in many countries. Meeting the growing demand for energy across the world was one of the primary factors driving the growth of nuclear power.

The full impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster remains to be seen in the coming years, but there are many countries that are nevertheless moving forward with their nuclear power programs. In this industry scenario, Taiyou Research analyzes the Global Nuclear Power Market.

Divided into nine chapters, this in-depth research offering from Taiyou Research is a complete analysis of the global nuclear power market.

The report deals with an overview of the global power market which is consistently rising due to rapid industrialization resulting in ever increasing demand for power. 66% of global power market is dominated by thermal power sources viz. coal and petroleum but stringent emission norms and depletion of sources is driving global attention towards renewable technology and nuclear power with a 7.5% market share is going to play a major role in future.

In spite of the Chernobyl disaster and the more recent Fukushima setback, the global installed nuclear capacity is likely to increase at a CAGR of nearly 4% and nuclear generation at a CAGR of 3.9% during 2011-2020. In comparison to other technologies the nuclear power has a nominal impact on greenhouse gas emission.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Nuclear Power covers the following:
  • An industry definition and an overview of nuclear power.
  • Present-day use of nuclear power and looking at why we need nuclear power?
  • An analysis of radioactive nuclear waste management, types of radioactive wastes, and how they are disposed, along with the waste from decommissioned nuclear power plants.
  • Safety of nuclear power and the fear of nuclear radiation are discussed, along with a brief profile on nuclear weapons non-proliferation.
  • We look at the various reasons why the world needs nuclear power, such as the rising energy demand in the world, the global power situation, environmental impact of nuclear, and many others.
  • An in-depth comparison is carried out of nuclear power and other power generating technologies such as gas and coal.
  • An analysis of the economics of nuclear power including capital cost, operating cost, cost of electricity generation from nuclear, decommissioning cost, and many other factors are analyzed in this section.
  • An analysis of nuclear technology including a profile of the various generations of nuclear technology that is available today. The evolution of nuclear reactor technology is discussed in this section. The report points out a significant change the technology used over the years with Generation II type reactors being the most commonly used in nuclear power plants now with Europe leading the way followed by North America.
  • An analysis of nuclear power versus renewable energy sums up chapter one of the report.
Chapter 2: Analysis of the Global Nuclear Power Industry covers the following:
  • An analysis of the global nuclear power industry through a market profile, market statistics, industry value and volume analysis, industry capacity and generation analysis, and much more.
  • We carry out region-wise industry segmentation, and also analyze the technological trends in the industry and an industry outlook.
  • Industry growth opportunities and industry challenges are analyzed.
  • Regulatory framework impacting the global nuclear power industry and the mergers and acquisitions scenario in the industry are analyzed.
  • We carry out an analysis of the global nuclear power industry in a Porter's Five Forces Framework. We look at the global nuclear power industry by taking nuclear energy providers as key market players. The section analyzes the forces driving competition in the industry viz. buyer power, supplier power, new entrants, substitutes and rivalry amongst major players in the industry.
  • A brief profile of the emerging nuclear power markets sums up this chapter.
Chapter 3: Nuclear Power in Asia Pacific covers the following:
  • Market profile along with an analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its fallout. How this has impacted the Asia Pacific nuclear power industry is discussed.
  • We analyze 10 countries in the Asia Pacific region through a market profile, industry statistics, installed capacity and generation analysis, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear reactor technology, operating and upcoming nuclear reactors in the country, regulatory framework, how favorable the country's nuclear power industry is for doing business, a look at R&D in the industry, and industry competition. For emerging markets, only a market profile is included.
  • Countries analyzed in this chapter include: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Pakistan, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Philippines.
Chapter 4: Nuclear Power in Europe covers the following:
  • An analysis of the nuclear power industry in Europe focusing on a market profile, industry statistics, industry value & volume analysis, industry capacity and generation analysis, and a country-wise segmentation of the industry.
  • We analyze 25 countries in this section through a market profile, industry statistics, installed capacity and generation analysis, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear reactor technology, operating and upcoming nuclear reactors in the country, regulatory framework, how favorable the country's nuclear power industry is for doing business, a look at R&D in the industry, and industry competition. For emerging markets, only a market profile is included.
  • Countries analyzed in this chapter include: France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, UK, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden Switzerland, and Turkey.
Chapter 5: Nuclear Power in MEA (Middle East & Africa) covers the following:
  • An analysis of the nuclear power industry in the MEA region focusing on a market profile.
  • We analyze 10 countries in this section through a market profile, industry statistics, installed capacity and generation analysis, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear reactor technology, operating and upcoming nuclear reactors in the country, regulatory framework, how favorable the country's nuclear power industry is for doing business, a look at R&D in the industry, and industry competition. For emerging markets, only a market profile is included.
  • Countries analyzed in this chapter include: Iran, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco, UAE, and South Africa.
Chapter 6: Nuclear Power in North America covers the following:
  • An analysis of the nuclear power industry in the North American region focusing on a market profile.
  • We analyze 2 countries in this section region through a market profile, industry statistics, installed capacity and generation analysis, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear reactor technology, operating and upcoming nuclear reactors in the country, regulatory framework, how favorable the country's nuclear power industry is for doing business, a look at R&D in the industry, and industry competition.
  • Countries analyzed in this chapter include: Canada and the United States.
Chapter 7: Nuclear Power in South & Central America covers the following:
  • An analysis of the nuclear power industry in the South & Central American region focusing on a market profile.
  • We analyze 5 countries in this section region through a market profile, industry statistics, installed capacity and generation analysis, the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, nuclear reactor technology, operating and upcoming nuclear reactors in the country, regulatory framework, how favorable the country's nuclear power industry is for doing business, a look at R&D in the industry, and industry competition. Emerging markets are analyzed only through a market profile
  • Countries analyzed in this chapter include: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Venezuela.
Chapter 8: Analysis of Major Players is an in-depth study of the major players in the global nuclear power industry with special emphasis on company overview, business analysis and a SWOT analysis of the key players. We include an analysis of over 50 players in the industry.

Concluding with Chapter 9, we include an appendix, a glossary of terms, and a research methodology.

Overall, Taiyou Research’s report on the global nuclear power market is in depth-study of the global nuclear power market envisaging IAEA’s importance as the international body for promoting use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes with the 28 member NEA countries having 85% of global installed nuclear capacity. The major mergers and deals in 2010-2011 have been underlined in the report. Disposal of waste, safety concerns, high installation cost and technological factors are the major challenges faced by the industry while key opportunities are environmental regulations, low operating and maintenance cost and availability of raw material. The report underlines that capital, operating, waste disposal, decommissioning and insurance costs are the major factors in the economics of a nuclear plant with capital investments accounting for 60%.

Taiyou Research’s report makes an intensive study of the installed capacity and generation, nuclear facilities and region, regulatory policies and framework, major players and competitive scenario with business viability of the prominent nuclear power countries of the five major nuclear power markets, viz. China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan from the Asia Pacific; France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and the UK from Europe; Iran and South Africa from the Middle East and Africa; Argentina, Brazil and Mexico from the South and Central America and Canada and the US from North America. A profile of the emerging markets completes this comprehensive research offering on the Global Nuclear Power Market from Taiyou Research.

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Global Nuclear Power Market

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October 01, 2012

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