Sunday, March 29

Nuclear energy reduced by 9.2%


Nuclear energy supply saw a 9.2% reduction last year, consistent with a replacement report. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report said the decrease was seen within the Organisation for Economic

Nuclear energy supply saw a 9.2% reduction last year, consistent with a replacement report.

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) report said the decrease was seen within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries, which incorporates the united kingdom , US, Australia, Spain and Japan among other countries.

The news follows the Fukushima disaster last year, which the IEA said affected Japan’s nuclear electricity production by 65% and Germany’s dropped by 23%.

However, there was a rise in global coal production by 6.6%, the twelfth consecutive year of growth, with China taking up from Japan because the world’s largest importer and Indonesia becoming the world’s largest exporter.

The IEA report also showed the entire primary energy supply from renewable sources increased to eight .2% in OECD countries last year compared to 7.8% in 2010, with wind generation topping the list.