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Must-Know Nuclear Power Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Around 10% of global electricity is produced by nuclear energy."

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"As of March 2021, there are 442 operational nuclear reactors in 32 countries."

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"The United States has the most operational nuclear reactors, with 93 in total."

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"Nuclear power generates no air pollution or harmful CO2 emissions."

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"France is the largest generator of nuclear power in Europe, producing almost 70% of its electricity from nuclear reactors."

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"In 2019, electricity generation from nuclear power worldwide was around 2558 TWh."

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"Nuclear power plants have an average lifespan of 40-60 years."

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"Global investment into nuclear power in 2020 was around USD 32 billion."

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"In the United States in 2020, 789.0 billion kWh of electricity were generated from nuclear power."

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"In 2020, 52.3% of the U.S.’s clean energy production came from nuclear power."

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"By 2040, nuclear capacity is expected to rise by 15% globally."

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"As of 2019, the world’s nuclear power stations had a combined capacity of 399 GW."

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"The largest nuclear reactor in the world, in terms of generating capacity, is located in Japan with a total output of 8212 MW."

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"China has the most reactors under construction in the world, with 18 reactors being built as of 2021."

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"Uranium consumption for energy generation reached a peak of 64,000 tons in the United States in 1977."

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"On average, a nuclear power plant has a capacity factor of around 93%."

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"The first commercial nuclear power station was the Calder Hall in the United Kingdom, opening in 1956."

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"A typical nuclear power plant creates approximately $40 million in labor income per year."

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