Norway's Electricity from Neighbors' Nuclear Power Plants

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Nuclear power is controversial and there is an ongoing debate about the use of nuclear energy

The light in your home comes not only from the Norwegian waterfalls. Up to one fifth of all energy consumption in Norway may stem from the controversial nuclear power. Swedish nuclear power provides at least the city of Stavanger.

According to Nytid, Sweden, like Norway, have a common energy market and is the fifth most depended on country of nuclear power in the world – with a share of 37 per cent of the produced nuclear power. In 2009, energy exports from Sweden to Norway totaled 2.6 terawatts of power, which would mean Norway bought 22 percent of all Swedish electricity exports.

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