UK and France electricity comparison

The UK and France are two countries that are very closely related in a number of senses, however, their electricity production and energy policies couldnt be more different. In 2012 only 8% of France's electricity production came from fossil fuels with a huge 75% coming from nuclear power. This is a stark comparision to the UK which had 68% of its electritity production coming from fossil fuels and only 19% coming from nuclear.

The percentage of UK power coming from nuclear actually fell from 2002 to 2012, falling from 23% to 19%. The comparison shows that France have invested very heavily in nuclear energy making them a world leader in nuclear power. There have been calls for the UK to reduce its relience on fossil fuels, with a lot of people calling for more renewable energy.