The accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" has reduced the growth rate, but did not turn away from the world of nuclear energy, said IAEA Deputy Director General Alexander Bychkov at a press conference today in Minsk.
"According to our estimates, it is expected that the increase in electricity production from nuclear power plants by 2030 will occur at 25-50%," — said Bychkov.
He noted that prior to the accident at the Japanese nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" projected higher growth of nuclear power — by 12-15% than at present.
"Fukushima" impact on growth, but did not turn away from the world of nuclear power, "- said Bychkov.
He noted that China and East Asia are expected to show the highest growth rates in the field of nuclear energy by 2030.
In March 2011, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami there was an accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". It was the largest in the world for the past 25 years after the Chernobyl accident.
In September this year, the Japanese government passed a new energy plan of the country in which, by 2030, there should not be left one operating nuclear power plant.