Global nuclear generating capacity was 391.1 GW as of December 31, 2019, with 443 operational reactors in 30 countries, a fall of 4.5 GW from 386.6 GW at the end of 2018, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement June 26.  The data was compiled in the IAEA’s annual nuclear power status report collected by its Power Reactor Information System, or PRIS, the “world’s most comprehensive nuclear power database,” the agency said. The IAEA attributed the drop to “Japan’s decision to permanently shut down five reactors that had not generated electricity since 2011.” At the end of 2019, more than 57.4 GW of capacity, or 54 reactors, were under construction in 19 countries, including four that were building their first reactor, the agency said. “Near and long-term capacity growth prospects are centred […]