They had a presidential debate in France last night, and the moderator asked the two candidates how much of France's electricity was generated by nuclear power:
Both candidates stumbled on the question of nuclear power. [Nicolas] Sarkozy, 52, said nuclear plants produce 50 percent of the country's electricity. [Segolene] Royal put the number at 17 percent. Last year, 78 percent of French power production was nuclear, according to the industry ministry. Nuclear accounts for about 17 percent of total energy consumption.For more on the French nuclear program, click here.