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 2009 the percentage for some European countries is shown below.

Country Operational Reactors Net Capacity MWe %Nuclear in 2012
Belgium 7 5943 51
Bulgaria 2 1906 32
Czech Republic 6 3766 35
Finland 4 2741 33
France 59 63130 75
Germany 17 12003 16
Hungary 4 1880 46
Netherlands 1 485 4
Romania 2 1310 19
Russia 31 24253 18
Slovakia 4 1816 54
Slovenia 1 696 36
Spain 8 7002 20
Sweden 10 9388 38
Switzerland 5 3252 36
Ukraine 15 13168 46
UK 16 10038 19

Data from the World Nuclear Association