Is nuclear the cleanest energy?

Answer On One Hand: Limits Greenhouse GasesNuclear power does not release the same level of greenhouse gases that burning fossil fuels releases. When fossil fuels are burned, they release nitrous oxides a... Read More »

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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 »

Is nuclear energy a kinetic or potential energy?

Nuclear energy can be either kinetic or potential. A chunk of uranium has lots of potential nuclear energy: atoms that have not yet decayed. As the uranium undergoes radioactive decay, it gets hot.... Read More »