Global generation from nuclear energy reached pre-Fukushima levels in 2018, mainly as a result of new additions in China and the restart of four reactors in Japan, the International Energy Agency has said. In its Global Energy And CO2 Status Report, published on 26 March, the Paris-based agency said nuclear generation increased by 3.3%, or 90 TWh, and nuclear plants worldwide met 9% of a 4% global increase in electricity demand. Production in Switzerland, Taiwan, Pakistan and Sweden also increased. Generation fell in South Korea, because of new maintenance regulations, and in Belgium, because of shutdowns caused by safety-related concerns. According to statistics in the report nuclear generated 2,724 TWh of electricity in 2018 representing a 10% global share of electricity generation. In 2000 its global share was 17%, the report said.
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