Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Who is the most dependent on Nuclear Power for its energy needs? Sacre Bleu! Dire qu'il n'est pas vrai...

The Economist Daily Chart

The important number is to the right---by percent, the importance of nuclear power to satisfy domestic energy needs in selected country's...France is by far the leader in the use of nuclear power.

The world's largest nuclear-energy producers

""THE explosions and meltdown fears at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant that followed Friday’s earthquake have increased concerns in Japan about the safety of nuclear power. The country is not well placed to move away from it though, with only America and France producing more electricity from nuclear sources. Germany, which yesterday suspended a deal to delay closing its ageing nuclear plants, is the world’s sixth-largest producer. In percentage terms the story is rather different. Nuclear power in Japan accounts for just 29% of total domestic power production, putting Japan 15th on the list of the most nuclear-reliant countries. It ranks far below France, where nuclear power makes up three-quarters of electricity production.""
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