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Nigeria Commits Itself to Building Africa’s Second and Third Nuclear Power Plants
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Nigeria Commits Itself to Building Africa’s Second and Third Nuclear Power Plants

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard’s Nigeria Country Manager Peter HansenNigeria is a rapidly growing country boasting a large population. Due to this, there is a huge electricity demand that Nigeria is hard pressed to fulfil since they currently struggle to maintain a “meagre 4000 MW of electricity” (Bolodeoku). Additionally, Nigeria deals with pervasive...

Nuclear Power Supplies 20% of the Energy Generated in the U.S.
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Nuclear Power Supplies 20% of the Energy Generated in the U.S.

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard U.S. Country Manager Nathan Holman   Generation of electricity is the second largest producer of greenhouse gases in the United States. Combating climate change will inevitably require cleaner methods of generating power. Although slightly controversial, nuclear power provides a clear answer as it is the only zero-emission form...

Nuclear Power is an Integral Part of the UK’s Vision for Transitioning to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy by 2050
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Nuclear Power is an Integral Part of the UK’s Vision for Transitioning to a Net-Zero Carbon Economy by 2050

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard UK Country Managers Gwenyth Wren and Thomas Christensen   The United Kingdom was preeminent in the development and use of nuclear energy. In 1956 the world’s first commercial nuclear power station was opened at Calder Hall, which was connected to the grid, in the UK. Currently, 21% of...

Spain is Seeking to Lessen its Dependence on Nuclear Energy
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Spain is Seeking to Lessen its Dependence on Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Spain Country Manager Wendy Paredes   In Spain, there are seven nuclear power plants operating—Almaraz I, Almaraz II, Ascó I, Ascó II, Cofrentes, Trillo, and Vandellós II—for which there are 7 light water reactors with an electric power installed of 7,398.77 Megawatts (MW).  Spain also has also a...

Low Cost of Renewables Outweigh Making Investments in Nuclear Energy in Australia
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Low Cost of Renewables Outweigh Making Investments in Nuclear Energy in Australia

This post was submitted by Australia Country Manager Julian Atchison Nuclear power production is currently not permitted in Australia under two pieces of Commonwealth legislation, as well as a host of state-level laws. The two Commonwealth laws prohibit the “approval, licensing, construction, or operation of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant; a nuclear power plant; an...

One Chernobyl is Enough, Though Nuclear Power Produces 52.6% of Electricity in Ukraine
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One Chernobyl is Enough, Though Nuclear Power Produces 52.6% of Electricity in Ukraine

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Ukraine Country Manager Anastasiia BushovskaNuclear power plants produce 52.6% (data of 2020) of Ukrainian electricity. Currently, there are 15 nuclear reactors and 9 of them have terms expiring in the next 10 years. These reactors were built at the end of the 1970s and 1980s with an expiration...

South Korea Relies on Nuclear Power for 30% of its Energy
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South Korea Relies on Nuclear Power for 30% of its Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Korea Country Manager Jitae ChangFigure 1. Energy Sources of South Korea (KPX)South Korea relies on nuclear power for 30% of its energy. Five nuclear power plants and twenty-four nuclear reactors are available and at this moment, seventeen are on line, with the other seven reactors are undergoing...

South Africa Makes a Strong Commitment to the Future of Nuclear Energy
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South Africa Makes a Strong Commitment to the Future of Nuclear Energy

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard South Africa Country Manager Andrew John Hall Presently, South Africa has one nuclear power plant in Koeberg, Western Cape. The plant has two pressurised water reactors that generate 5% (1860 MW (e) capacity) of the country’s electricity and began operating in 1984; the plant is expected to continue...

Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future
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Saudi Arabia Sees Nuclear Energy In Its Future

This Post was submitted by Climate Scorecard Saudi Arabia Country Managers Abeer Abdulkareem and Amgad EllaboudySaudi Arabia’s nuclear energy use Saudi Arabia currently does not rely on nuclear power at all for its energy use. Although it has been planning to implement nuclear energy for a few decades now, it fulfills its energy needs mainly...

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