Environmental Issues & Nuclear Energy?

Answer As concerns over greenhouse gas emissions, global warming and climate change heat up, nuclear energy is again being looked at as an alternative to fossil fuels. However, nuclear power plants pose t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Environmental Issues & Nuclear Energy

Is nuclear energy worth the environmental cost?

On One Hand: Nuclear Power Reduces Air PollutionAccording to a widely referenced 1998 essay by Ilan Lipper and Jon Stone of the University of Michigan, there are over 110 nuclear power plants opera... Read More »

What device in a nuclear power plant creates nuclear energy?

Nuclear power plants contain reactors, which are the devices that create the nuclear energy. The plants use the heat generated by the reactors to vaporize water which then rotates turbines to creat... Read More »

How much of the United States energy is nuclear energy?

About 20 percent of all energy produced in the United States came from nuclear power as of 2009, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute. Worldwide, nuclear power accounted for 14 percent of all ... Read More »

How much of the world's energy is nuclear energy?

According to the World Nuclear Association, in 2009, 13 to 14 percent of the world's electricity was generated through nuclear power. This represents a drop from approximately 15 percent in 2007. H... Read More »