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10.1% of global electricity is generated from Nuclear

What is Nuclear?

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat. The heat is used to turn a steam turbine, which turns a generator which makes electricity. Most electricity from nuclear power is produced by nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium.

Is Nuclear a low-carbon energy source?

The median estimate of lifecycle emissions from Nuclear is 12 gCO2eq / kWh. This is based on the Technology-specific Cost and Performance Parameters report from the IPCC.


Nuclear compared to other low-carbon energy electricity sources

Most significant producers of electricity from Nuclear

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