The Global Nuclear Push: Pathway to a Bright and Secure Energy Future

Townhall | 4/30/2019 | Staff
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I believe the future of energy is nuclear. Many others do, too.

Despite the unfounded fears surrounding their safety, almost all major economies in the world have embraced nuclear technology with both arms.

Look - Energy - Scenario - Developments - Hope

Here is a look at the current nuclear energy scenario and recent developments that offer a hope of a bright and secure energy future.

In 2017, nuclear plants supplied 2,487 Terra Watt-hours (TWh) of electricity, constituting nearly 11 percent of all electricity generated globally. More than 50 countries (with a total of 450 operable reactors) are currently using nuclear energy.

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In some developed countries, the percentage was extremely high. Nearly 72 percent of electricity in France came from nuclear energy. In Europe, Hungary, Slovakia, and Ukraine depended on nuclear for more than half of their electricity.

Their neighbors Belgium, Sweden, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Finland, and Czech Republic get one-third or more of their electricity from nuclear energy.

Terms - Capacity - Amount - Energy - United

In terms of capacity and the amount of energy generated, the United States tops the charts with 805 TWh generated in 2017 (from 98 operable nuclear reactors). It was closely followed by France, China, and Russia. Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, and other countries make the top 10.

Clearly, nuclear energy is a key component in the success stories of these economies that are already energy superpowers. With its proven capability to generate affordable, reliable, and safe energy throughout the year, nuclear technology is the technology of the future.

Countries - Energy - Capacity - States - Cooperation

More and more countries are actively expanding their nuclear energy capacity. The nuclear states are already in cooperation with developing countries to install nuclear reactors.

Among the developing countries, India has been very aggressive in its pursuit of installing new nuclear reactors. In addition to the 22 operable nuclear reactors, the country has 7 new reactors under construction and is planning to build 12 reactors soon.

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