Nov 17, 2011
Global installed nuclear generating capacity has declined in 2011, falling to 366.5 gigawatts (GW). As of October 2011 there were 433 nuclear reactors in operation around the world, compared to 441 at the beginning of the year. Just over 5.1 GW of installed capacity has been added since the beginning of 2010, with new connections to the grid in China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Russia, and South Korea. Over that same period, nearly 11.5 GW of installed capacity has been shut down in France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. More than 8.4 GW of installed capacity was shut down in Germany alone in 2011.