In this issue of the Monitor, our first for 2015:
- We reprint some anti-nuclear cartoons from the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, which has for decades been an ally of the anti-nuclear movement.
- We review global nuclear power developments in 2014 − yet another year of stagnation for an industry that has been stagnant for the past two decades.
- We report on claims that the US and India have resolved a disagreement over accident liability that has stymied US investment in India's nuclear power program.
- Charly Hultén from WISE Sweden reports on the decision of Vattenfall, the state-owned power company, to stop all work relating to the potential development of new reactors.
- We look at the year ahead in Japan, with the looming restart of some of the fleet of 48 idled reactors.
The Nuclear News section includes good news from Canada regarding non-reactor medical isotope production; a Greenpeace report on inadequate nuclear emergency preparedness in Belgium; and we finish with more good news concerning declining renewable energy costs.
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