Mycle Schneider

Mycle Schneider

Mycle Schneider (pronounce Michael, /ˈmaɪkəl/) (born 1959 in Cologne)[1] is a Paris-based nuclear energy consultant, and lead author of The World Nuclear Industry Status Reports. He has advised members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than 20 years.[2] In 1997 he received the Right Livelihood Award.[1][2]


Mycle Schneider is an energy consultant[2] and nuclear analyst,[3] who has been adviser to members of the European Parliament on energy issues for more than 20 years.[2] From 1998 to 2003, Schneider advised on energy policy for 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.[2] He has also provided energy consulting for the International Atomic Energy Agency.[4]

Schneider is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials,[5] and the nuclear non-proliferation group Independent Group of Scientific Experts (IGSE), which is based at Hamburg University.[2][6] 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.[3]

Mycle Schneider founded the "citizen's science"[7] group WISE-Paris in 1983 and directed it until 2003. Schneider has been described as an 'Anti-Nuclear Activist'.[8]


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][2][9]


Schneider writes numerous publications on safety, proliferation and economic trends of the nuclear industry.[2] He is co-editor of the 2009 book International Perspectives on Energy Policy and the Role of Nuclear Power.[10] His World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2009 was published by the German government.[2] Schneider and Antony Froggatt wrote the Systems for Change report for the Heinrich Böll Foundation in 2010.[11] Also in 2010, Schneider wrote a chapter in the book Nuclear Power’s Global Expansion: Weighing Its Costs and Risks.[12] He has commented extensively on the implications of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents.[13][14][15]

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