von Hartwig Berger (in Englisch)
European Nuclear Economy – A Survey
The European Union (EU) is a community with an extensive use of nuclear energy. Presently, in all 25 member states there are 148 nuclear reactors in operation, with a capacity of 135.000 megawatt (MW). Therefore, the European nuclear industry represents one third of the 443 reactors worldwide, corresponding to 36% of the currently global nuclear capacity. 30% of the electricity consumption in the EU is covered by nuclear power.