In 2020, 13 EU countries had operational nuclear reactors: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden.
What countries in Europe use nuclear power plants?
The countries with reactors are: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The United Kingdom (a former member of the European Union with interconnected electricity links with the EU) also operates nuclear reactors.
How many nuclear plants are in Europe?
The 106 nuclear power reactors (104 GWe) operating in 13 of the 27 EU member states account for over one-quarter of the electricity generated in the whole of the EU. Over half of the EU’s nuclear electricity is produced in only one country – France.
Which country has the most nuclear power reactors in Europe?
The United States is the largest producer of nuclear power, while France has the largest share of electricity generated by nuclear power, at about 70%.
|Capacity Net-total (MWe)||5,942|
|Generated electricity (GWh)||32,793|
|Share of total electricity use||39.1%|
Which is the largest producer of nuclear energy in Europe?
The largest producer was France, followed by Germany, Spain and Sweden. There were 109 nuclear reactors operating in the EU in 2020, but three reactors permanently shut down that year. Only France and Slovakia generate over half of their electricity in nuclear plants.
Does Sweden have nuclear power plants?
Nuclear power currently represents approximately 35 per cent of Sweden’s national power supply. There are three nuclear power plants in the country, with a total of six reactors in operation. These NPPs are the Forsmark, Oskarshamn and Ringhals plants. The Forsmark NPP has three reactors in operation.
Does Finland have nuclear power?
Finland has four nuclear reactors providing about 30% of its electricity. A fifth reactor is under construction and another is planned, to take the nuclear contribution to about 60% and replace coal.
Where does Europe get uranium from?
In 2020, 2,555 metric tons of natural uranium were imported into the European Union from Niger. Niger was accordingly the largest source of uranium imports to the EU that year. Uranium is a silvery-grey metal that is mainly known for its nuclear properties.
Does Germany have nuclear power plants?
Nuclear power in Germany accounted for 13.3% of German electricity supply in 2021, generated by six power plants, of which three were switched off at the end of 2021, the other three due to cease operation at the end of 2022 according to the complete nuclear phase-out plan of 2011.
Is France nuclear?
France is behind only the United States in the number of its operational nuclear reactors, and it is first in the world in its reliance on nuclear energy. A prior plan to reduce that reliance, so that no more than half of France’s electricity comes from nuclear power by 2035, is in doubt.
Why is Germany shutting down nuclear plants?
There were many anti-nuclear protests and, on 29 May 2011, Merkel’s government announced that it would close all of its nuclear power plants by December 2022. Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has permanently shut down eight of its 17 reactors.
Why does Australia not have nuclear power?
Australia has never had a nuclear power station. Australia hosts 33% of the world’s uranium deposits and is the world’s third largest producer of uranium after Kazakhstan and Canada. Australia’s extensive low-cost coal and natural gas reserves have historically been used as strong arguments for avoiding nuclear power.
What is the largest nuclear power plant in the world?
How many nuclear power plants are active in France?
Number of operable nuclear reactors worldwide as of October 2021, by country
|Characteristic||Number of reactors|
Does the US still build nuclear power plants?
As of 2020, a total of 88 nuclear power plants have been built in the United States, 86 of which have had at least one operational reactor.
Does Spain have nuclear power plants?
Spain has seven nuclear reactors generating about a fifth of its electricity. Its first commercial nuclear power reactor began operating in 1968.