Consider the following statements:
1. France and Lithuania receive more than 75% of their electricity from nuclear power
2. Hydropower accounts for more than 50% of the electricity produced in Canada and Brazil
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both statements are correct and notable facts. Hydroelectric power plants produce over 90% of the electrical energy consumed in Brazil. Brazil co-owns the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, which is the world’s second largest operational hydroelectric power plant with installed generation capacity of 14 GW by 20 generating units of 700 MW each.

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