(MENAFN) The European Union (EU) recorded a 1.3 percent decline in overall nuclear heat generation to hit 210.726 kilotons of oil equivalent in 2017.
EU's statistics agency Eurostat revealed on Thursday production to have dropped 10 percent from results seen in 2009.
According to Eurostat, "the production of nuclear heat is considered in energy statistics as the energy source for nuclear energy, i.e. the total amount of heat obtained from the fission of nuclear fuels in nuclear reactors."
It further added that the heat is being exploited for generating electricity in order to benefit of other applications of heat.