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

Answer 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 »

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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 percentage of the world uses nuclear energy?

As of 2006, nuclear power provided 15 percent of the world's energy consumption, according to Science Daily. Estimates for 2010 suggest that 13 to 14 percent of world energy use comes from nuclear ... Read More »

What percentage of Europe uses nuclear energy?

As of 2007, 29.5 percent of electricity generated in the European Union came from nuclear power plants. This makes nuclear power the most-used source of energy (for the purpose of electricity produ... Read More »

What is the largest percentage of energy released in a nuclear detonation?

Fifty percent of the energy of a nuclear detonation comes as shock wave, or blast. Another 35 percent is thermal energy, or heat. Short- and long-term radiation make up the last 15 percent of a nuc... Read More »