The U.S. is expected to be the world’s largest producer of nuclear energy by 2040, according to a report from the U.N. energy agency.
The report released Thursday said the U,S.
would have more than 3,200 nuclear reactors in operation by 2036, which would generate enough electricity to power 6 million homes and power nearly one million people a year.
It also said the country’s annual nuclear fuel consumption would be about 15 percent lower by 2032 than in 2020.
It added that the U is also expected to use nuclear energy for energy efficiency, but that the number of U.s. reactors would be limited.
The U.K., Germany and France are the biggest contributors to the U’s nuclear fleet, and the U., with its aging fleet, will continue to depend on them to supply power to the nation, the report said.
It is the U.’s first-ever report on nuclear energy’s future.
The report, which is based on data from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency, was prepared for the Nuclear Energy Agency in London, and will be released Friday.
Nuclear power accounts for roughly one-fifth of the world�s electricity.
It is the only type of power source that produces zero-carbon energy, the U said.
But it emits significant amounts of CO2, which can harm the environment.
The IAEA said it is expected that by 2034 the U will have more plants operating than the five nuclear power plants it currently has.
The United States currently has 15,000 nuclear reactors, and each one is more than 80 years old.
Its newest reactor, at Yucca Mountain, Nev., began operating in 2017 and has been operating since 2002.