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Global nuclear, wind, solar capacity surges

  • Global nuclear, wind and solar see significant capacity additions
  • Nuclear capacity grows by 75 percent 2015-2040, led by China 
  • Although utilization improves over time, intermittency limits worldwide wind and solar capacity utilization to nearly 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively
  • Wind and solar together provide similar electricity as nuclear in 2040