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Growing popularity of nuclear power brings with it political controversy

Nuclear power generation around the Gulf and nearby countries is expected to increase fourfold over the coming decade, from 3.6GW now to 14.1GW by 2028, according to the latest US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projections. Leading the way is the UAE, which is due to install 5.4GW of capacity by 2020. Saudi Arabia is following with its nuclear generation plans. But political controversies are rarely far away when it comes to nuclear energy, as Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are discovering.

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