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IEA Data / OECD Nuclear Production Share Sees Modest Increase To 17.7%

By David Dalton
9 October 2019

OECD Nuclear Production Share Sees Modest Increase To 17.7%
Nuclear energy’s share of gross electricity production in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2018 saw a modest increase of 1.1% to 17.7%, according to provisional data from the International Energy Agency.

Total gross electricity production in the 36 member countries was 11,173 TWh, also an increase of 1.1% over 2017.

Variations in weather conditions and the recommencement of electricity production at some nuclear power plants in Japan contributed to increases from nuclear (1.1%) and hydro plants (+1.6%), while wind (+7%) and solar (+19.8%) showed robust growth.

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