Should nuclear energy be used as power?

Answer On One Hand: Reliable and CleanerNuclear power can be relied on to produce power around the clock. Wind or solar power only produces power for part of the day. Nuclear power emits water into the ai... 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 »

What percent of U.S. power comes from nuclear energy?

The United States, due to political pressure and fear of accidents, has not brought a new nuclear power plant online since 1996. Nuclear power accounts for a relatively small amount of overall powe... 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 does nuclear power produce?

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 »