In the European Union as a whole, nuclear energy accounts for more than a quarter of the Union's fuel mix. However, the generation of nuclear energy has decreased since 2010, amounting to 827.4 terawatt-hours in 2018. This made up roughly a third of global nuclear power generation. The amount of nuclear energy produced in the European Union was equivalent to 210.7 million tonnes of oil equivalent. All energy produced was consumed inland.
According to a 2019 survey among residents in France, the country’s energy independence was the most convincing argument for supporting nuclear power generation. Additionally, 39 percent of respondents supported the use of nuclear energy as the sector created many jobs. By comparison, Italy is the only European country next to Lithuania to have completely phased-out nuclear energy use and support for the generation type was notably low.