How much energy does nuclear power produce?

Answer On average, a nuclear power plant generates approximately 12.4 billion kWh, or kilowatt hours. The power output from all nuclear plants accounts for one-fifth of all electricity generated in the Un... Read More »

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Does nuclear energy produce pollutants?

Nuclear power plants do not produce air pollutants. However, they do produce dangerous radioactive wastes, including used reactor fuel and uranium mill tailings. In addition, pollutants were produc... Read More »

How many megawatts of power does a nuclear power plant produce?

Each nuclear power plant produces a different amount of megawatts, based on the design of the plant. The capacity of nuclear power plants in the United States in 2008 ranged from 482 megawatts at t... Read More »

How much energy can a nuclear power plant put out?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2008, each of the country's nuclear power plants produced an average of 12.4 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity. As of 2010, nuc... Read More »

How much energy is generated by nuclear power nationally?

A total of 104 nuclear power plants generated 798.7 billion kilowatt-hours or 20.2 percent of the total U.S. electricity generation in 2009. A 1,000 megawatt energy reactor operating at 90 percent... Read More »