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Mycle Schneider

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Mycle Schneider in 2019
Mycle Schneider in 2019

Mycle Schneider (pronounce Michael, /ˈmaɪkəl/) (born 1959 in Cologne)[1] is a Paris-based nuclear energy consultant and anti-nuclear activist.[2][3] He is the lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. He has advised members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than twenty years.[4] In 1997 he received the Right Livelihood Award.[1][4]


Mycle Schneider is an energy consultant[4] and nuclear analyst,[5] who has been adviser to members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than twenty years.[4] From 1998 to 2003, Schneider was an adviser on energy policy to the French environment minister's office and the Belgian minister for energy and sustainable development. Since 2000, he has been a consultant on nuclear issues to the German environment ministry.[4] He has also provided energy consulting for the International Atomic Energy Agency.[6]

Schneider is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials,[7] and the nuclear non-proliferation group Independent Group of Scientific Experts (IGSE), which is based at Hamburg University.[4][8] Since 2004, he has overseen the Environment and Energy Strategies lecture series for the Environmental and Energy Engineering Program at the French Ecole des Mines in Nantes.[5]

Mycle Schneider founded the "citizen's science"[9] group WISE-Paris in 1983 and directed it until 2003. Schneider has been described as an "anti-nuclear activist".[10]


In 1997, along with Jinzaburo Takagi, Schneider received the Right Livelihood Award "... for serving to alert the world to the unparalleled dangers of plutonium to human life."[1][4][11]


Schneider writes numerous publications on safety, proliferation and economic trends of the nuclear industry.[4] He is co-editor of the 2009 book International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power.[12] His World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2009 was published by the German government.[4] Schneider and Antony Froggatt wrote the Systems for Change report for the Heinrich Böll Foundation in 2010.[13] Also in 2010, Schneider wrote a chapter in the book Nuclear Power’s Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks.[14] He has commented extensively on the implications of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents.[15][16][17]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Right Livelihood Award: 1997 – Mycle Schneider Archived 2010-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ O'Grady, Cathleen (27 September 2019). "Nuclear slower and pricier than renewables, says anti-nuclear report". Ars Technica. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Nuclear industry decline inevitable global trend: expert". The Korea Herald. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Nuclear Dead End Bangkok Post, 15 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b "2008 World nuclear industry status report: Global nuclear power". Archived from the original on 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  6. ^ Rob Linke (September 30, 2009). "Radical refit proposal". Telegraph-Journal.
  7. ^ International Panel on Fissile Materials – Members Archived 2010-03-27 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Project Participants - iGSE Members
  9. ^ Mycle Schneider. The Citizens Science Concept – The Role of Independent and Counter-Expertise[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Right livelihood award for anti-nuclear activists | Wise International". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  11. ^ The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007 Archived 2008-06-25 at the Wayback Machine p. 3.
  12. ^ International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power
  13. ^ Antony Froggatt with Mycle Schneider (2010). "Systems for Change: Nuclear Power vs. Energy Efficiency+Renewables?" (PDF). Heinrich Böll Foundation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-10.
  14. ^ Mycle Schneider (December 2010). "Nuclear Power Made in France – A Model?". Strategic Studies Institute – US Army War College. pp. 189–277.
  15. ^ Mycle Schneider (23 March 2011). "Nuclear Cloud Comes With Aura of Arrogance". Bloomberg News.
  16. ^ Mycle Schneider (March 15, 2011). "Fire in the spent fuel pool of Unit 4 at Fukushima-I". International Panel on Fissile Materials.
  17. ^ Mycle Schneider (19 April 2012). "Post-Fukushima nuclear allergy spreads in France". The Japan Times.

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