Northern/Central Countries

Interestingly, there are quite different policies on nuclear power in these countries. While the Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland and Wales operate nuclear power plants, Denmark never got far past the idea of maybe building a plant before the plans were buried due to protests. However, all of these countries, including Denmark, identify nuclear power as an important source of their energy consumption. Denmark therefore imports nuclear energy from Germany and Sweden. Germany, the Czech Republic are rather exporters of electricity, while other countries, including Denmark, import more electricity than they themselves produce. Denmark’s total energy balance is positive because they export more oil than they import electricity. Therefore, it is hard to determine the actual amount of electricity produced by nuclear power plants in other countries in Danish statistics on the subject.

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