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India among biggest nuclear-power generators

Last updated on: August 2, 2012 08:39 IST

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There is no shortage of uranium on the planet. According to a report form the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency, identified resources should provide some 100 years' worth at current requirements, and plenty more is likely to be discovered, according to The Economist.

Let's take a look at some of the bigger nuclear-power countries.

Note: GW(e) is gigawatts

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Image: Sunflowers grow on a field in front of the nuclear power plant near the northern Swiss town Leibstadt.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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The United States

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 100 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 115 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 115 GW(e)

Global rank: 1

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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France

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 62 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 64 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 65 GW(e)

Global rank: 2

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Image: An aerial view shows the Eiffel tower in Paris.
Photographs: Regis Duvignau/Reuters
Tags: , France , Installed , India

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Japan

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 46 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 40 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 50 GW(e)

Global rank: 3

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
Tags: , India , Japan

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Russia

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 24 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 30 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 30 GW(e)

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City business district.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
Tags: , Russia , India

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South Korea

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 19 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 30 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 42 GW(e)

Global rank: 5

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Image: People walk past a section of the Berlin Wall displayed at Berlin Plaza in central Seoul.
Photographs: Jo Yong hak/Reuters
Tags: , South Korea , India

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Ukraine

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 8 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 10 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 24 GW(e)

Global rank: 6

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Image: A view of central Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Photographs: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
Tags: , Ukraine , India

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Germany

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 8 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 6 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): N/A GW(e)

Global rank: 7

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Image: The skyline of Frankfurt with its bank towers is seen under clouds.
Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters
Tags: , Germany , India

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Canada

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 8 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 7 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 6 GW(e)

Global rank: 8

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Image: A worker cleans away snow around the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Photographs: Christopher Pike/Reuters
Tags: , India , Canada

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China

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 8 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 40 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 84 GW(e)

Global rank: 9

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Image: Two women walk through a building that resembles a Roman Coliseum at the Florentia Village in the district of Wuqing, located on the outskirts of Tianjin, China.
Photographs: David Gray/Reuters
Tags: , China , India

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India

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2011): 4 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2020): 8 GW(e)

Installed nuclear generation capacity (2035): 24 GW(e)

Global rank: 10


Image: A view of the Bandra-Worli sea link bridge, also called the Rajiv Gandhi Sethu, in Mumbai.
Photographs: John Goh/Reuters
Tags: India

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