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European Community (Nuclear Programmes)

Volume 975: debated on Friday 7 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy what are the current nuclear programmes in each European Economic Community country and the targets for 1985 and 1990; and what is the percentage of total electricity likely to be achieved by nuclear generation in each country by 1985.

The Commission of the European Communities has made the following assessment of current nuclear capacity and projected nuclear capacity for 1985 and 1990 for each member State. The percentage of total electricity likely to be generated

At end 1977At end 1985gigawatts At end 1990
Belgium1·45·1 (37)6·4
France4·638·5 (44)58·0
Italy0·67·4 (11)33·4
Netherlands0·50·5 (3)1·5
West Germany5·624·0(22)40·0
United Kingdom5·99·4 (11)12·3
(Figures in brackets show nuclear capacity as a percentage of total electricity generating capacity)