Asia's Nuclear Energy Growth

Asia is the main region in the world where electricity generating capacity and specifically nuclear power is growing significantly. The greatest growth in nuclear generation is expected in China.

California's Electricity

California has a large and growing population and a flourishing economy, with a major high-technology sector. Electricity demand has been rising steadily for many years. In 2000-01 there was an acute electricity supply crisis, triggered by several factors.

Emerging Nuclear Energy Countries

About 30 countries are actively considering, planning or starting nuclear power programs.

European Union

The EU depends on nuclear power for more than one-quarter of its electricity, and a higher proportion of base-load power. Nuclear provides over half the low-carbon electricity. Very different energy policies pertain across the continent and even within the EU.

Nuclear Power in Taiwan

Taiwan has four operable nuclear power reactors and has suspended construction of two advanced reactors. On Taiwan imports account for 95% of the energy, and are vital to the rapidly industrialising economy.

Uranium in Africa

The continent of Africa has considerable mineral deposits, including uranium. Exploration and mine development is proceeding in countries which have not hitherto supplied uranium.