Switzerland gets 95% of its electricity from nuclear and hydroelectric power. Both nuclear and hydro have almost zero CO2 emissions. Switzerland has a population of 8.5 million people.
Switzerland gets electricity from
Hydropower plants, 56% and
Nuclear power plants, 39%.
France emits 5.2 tons of CO2 per person and gets about 80% of electricity from nuclear energy. France has a population of 67 million people.
Sweden emits 5.1 tons of CO2 per person. Sweden’s energy mix is nuclear, hydro and wind power.
Germany is at 9.7 tons of CO2 per person. Germany is at 40% coal power, 9% natural gas, 9% biomass and 30% solar and wind. Germany gets 13% from nuclear and 4% from hydro.
Canada, USA and Australia are up around 15.5-17 tons of CO2 per person.
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