Based on International Atomic Energy Agency statistics, Foratom reports that EU nuclear plants generated 825 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 1999, up from 800 TWh in 1998. Output increased Finland, Germany and Belgium, remained roughly level in France, the UK and Sweden, and fell in Spain and the Netherlands (see table below).
"The figures highlight the major contribution nuclear plants make towards achieving the EU's economic and energy supply objectives, without emitting any greenhouse or acid rain gases," Foratom said. Across the EU, nuclear contributes about 35% of electricity demand.
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