Energy Transition

Which country is currently producing the most nuclear power?

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Nuclear power made up 4.3% of the global energy mix in 2020. Image: UNSPLASH/ Lukáš Lehotský

Govind Bhutada
Author, Visual Capitalist
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A chart showing facts about nuclear power by country.
Nuclear power plants make up about 10% of the world's electricity. Image: Visual Capitalist

A chart showing the top 15 countries for nuclear power production.
Just 15 countries account for over 90% of global nuclear power production. Image: Visual Capitalist

A chart showing the share of nuclear energy in a country's electric mix.
Nuclear power makes up 70% of France's electricity mix. Image: Visual Capitalist


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