If renewable energy advocates need more evidence that solar and wind are better investments than nuclear power, a new report may offer just that.
The findings come from the newly released World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2015, which looks at global nuclear developments over the past year.
Marking a first in five decades, Japan went without nuclear power for an entire year, the report states. And three of the world’s largest economies—China, Germany, Japan—as well as Brazil, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain, now all generate more electricity from non-hydro renewables than from nuclear.
In the UK, renewable energy, including hydropower, provided more electricity output than nuclear in 2014.
Global generation from solar was up 38 percent, and wind power increased over 10 percent.