Is nuclear energy worth the environmental cost?

Answer 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 »

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Environmental Issues & Nuclear Energy?

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 »

Is nuclear energy cost efficient?

On One Hand: Yes, in Long RunBBC reports that nuclear electricity is almost half as expensive as oil. With oil prices ever on the rise, the relative cost of nuclear power is getting cheaper. Moreov... Read More »

How much does nuclear energy cost?

From an economic standpoint, nuclear power is usually competitive with other methods of power generation. In places with direct access to fossil fuels (coal, natural gas) nuclear power is somewhat ... Read More »

What is the kilowatt hour cost of wind vs. nuclear energy?

The cost per kilowatt hour of energy fluctuates, but a 2008 study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy found that wind power costs between 4 and 9 cents per kilowatt hour while n... Read More »