POWER TECHNOLOGY | EDF is debunking common misconceptions on nuclear power. Credit: Pixabay. The first experimental nuclear reactor was constructed in the US 1942 and nuclear power has since become an important source of low-emission energy alongside renewable sources.
Generated by 456 active nuclear reactors across 30 countries, nuclear energy provides 10% of the world’s electricity and is the second-largest source of low-carbon energy after hydroelectricity, comprising 29% of total energy generation in 2017.
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