| ||59 of the 443 nuclear reactors in the world are in France. They provide 80% of France's electricity; this makes it the world's second electronuclear power far behind the United States. From the 1960s, it indeed chose the " all nuclear " approach to reduce its energy dependency. It still stands by this position today and insists on the fact that nuclear power does not release pollutants into the atmosphere. China, Finland and more recently India have also chosen this solution to satisfy energy demands. The latter could indeed increase by 60% by 2030. In France and in the world, most reactors have already lived out over half their life span and the debate about their renewal has begun. Certain countries like Germany and Sweden have evoked the precaution principle and are determined to " leave nuclear power behind ". In 2007, 14% of the world's electricity was provided by nuclear power stations. Even if they emit almost no CO2, exploiting this energy creates problems because of the dangerous nature of the waste it produces that will have to be stored for thousands of years. Moreover, there are limited amounts of uranium in the soil. This source of energy is therefore non renewable.
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