Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy is obtained from the fusing together of two light nuclei or the fissioning apart of a large nucleus by a neutron. Nuclear fission provides about 16% of the electricity worldwide. For 2017 the percentage of nuclear electricity is shown below.

 

Nuclear Share [%]

France

71.6

Ukraine

55.1

Slovakia

54

Hungary

50

Belgium

49.9

Sweden

39.6

Slovenia

39.1

Bulgaria

34.3

Switzerland

33.4

Finland

33.2

Czech Republic

33.1

Armenia

32.5

South Korea

27.1

Spain

21.2

USA

20

UK

19.3

Russia

17.8

Romania

17.6

Canada

14.6

Germany

11.6

South Africa

6.7

Pakistan

6.2

Mexico

6

Argentina

4.5

China

3.9

Japan

3.6

India

3.2

Netherlands

2.9

Brazil

2.7

Iran

2.2

Data from the IAEA PRIS