How much energy is generated by nuclear power nationally?

Answer 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 »

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How much nuclear waste is currently generated by power plants?

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), around 2,000 metric tons of nuclear radioactive waste is produced each year from all the combined nuclear power plants in the U... Read More »

How much electricity is generated in one megawatt hour in a nuclear power plant?

Each megawatt a nuclear power plant generates equals one megawatt hour, or enough electricity to power about 800 "average households," according to the 2008 Congressional Budget Office study, "Nucl... 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 »

What is the average amount of energy generated by geothermal power?

The United States produces 3086.6 megawatts of geothermal energy per year, with geothermal plants online in nine states. In Europe, approximately 7500 gigawatts (or 7,500,000 megawatts) of electri... Read More »