Nuclear energy contributed a share of 4.3% in 2020, and only 15 countries contributed more than 91% of the nuclear energy produced globally that year.
The United States of America came at the forefront of the countries that produced the most nuclear energy in 2020, with a production share of 30.9% of the total nuclear energy produced globally, and the country has relied to generate more than 50% of clean electricity on energy.
China came in second place on the list, with a share of 13.5% of the total energy produced globally in 2020, and China is investing heavily in nuclear energy in an attempt to achieve its climate goals, and the country plans to build 150 new nuclear reactors by 2035, their cost may reach 440 Billion dollar.
While the United States of America was at the forefront of nuclear energy producing countries in 2020, it occupies the seventeenth place in terms of the share represented by nuclear energy in the total electricity generation in the country, while France is at the forefront of the countries most dependent on energy in generating clean electricity. .
France is not alone, but there are many European countries that precede the United States of America in the list, due to the size of the countries and their population; European countries are much smaller, and produce less electricity than larger countries such as the United States of America and China, and the following table shows the 10 most dependent on nuclear energy to generate electricity.
The 10 countries most dependent on nuclear energy for electricity generation in 2020
1 France 70.6%
2 Slovakia 53.1%
3 Ukraine 51.2%
4 Hungary 48.0%
5 Bulgaria 40.8%
6 Belgium 39.1%
7 Slovenia 37.8%
8 Czech 37.3%
9 Armenia 34.5%
10 Finland 33.9%