Should the u.s. increase its use of nuclear energy?

Answer On One Hand: Nuclear Energy Is CleanNuclear energy doesn't release greenhouse gases because it doesn't use fossil fuels. Not only does that make it a clean form of energy, but it reduces dependence... Read More »

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Why should the U.S. increase its use of nuclear energy?

On One Hand: To Reduce Carbon EmissionsWith concern about the effects of climate change increasing, nuclear power plants offer a way of reducing U.S. carbon emissions, a large portion of which are ... 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 »

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 »

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 »