WWF does not consider nuclear power to be a viable policy option. The indicators “emissions per capita”, “emissions per GDP” and “CO2 per kWh electricity” for all countries have therefore been adjusted as if the generation of electricity from nuclear power had produced 350 gCO2/kWh (emission factor for natural gas). Without the adjustment, the original indicators for France would have been much lower, e.g. 86 gCO2/kWh.
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More accurate numbers for CO2 by energy source.
Countries do the best on CO2 for energy that have a high percentages of energy from hydroelectric, geothermal and nuclear power.