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

Answer 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 »

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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 electricity produced in the u.s. comes from nuclear power plants?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 20.2 percent of electricity generation in the United States came from nuclear power in 2009. Nuclear power plants generated 798.7 million megawatt-hours ... Read More »

Which state gets the most of its energy from nuclear power?

The state of Illinois as of 2008 ranking by Department of Energy, DoE, came first both in the generation of nuclear energy and in consumption capacity. Pennsylvania came second. A total of 31 state... Read More »

What percentage of U.S. energy is nuclear power responsible for?

Nuclear energy provides about 20 percent of the country's energy. There are 104 nuclear plants nationwide, and of all states, Vermont--at 72 percent--gets the largest share of its energy from nucle... Read More »