Why are power sockets around the world different?

Answer the power sockets are different around the world. One is the North American standard of 110-120 volts at 60 Hz, which uses plugs A and B, and the other is the European standard of 220-240 volts at ... Read More »

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What nuclear power station was the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in 1986?

The world's worst nuclear disaster occurred at the Chernobyl power plant in April 1986. The plant was located in Ukraine in the former Soviet Union. A power surge led to explosions that blew the to... Read More »

How much solar power is used around the world?

In 2007, the world used six billion kilowatt hours of solar-generated electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It is predicted that the amount of solar generated electr... Read More »

Is the US the only super power left in the world?

No, by no means. There are several superpowers. China for instances is very powerful militarily and their influence in trade has risen dramatically in the last ten years. Russia does not have the m... Read More »

How many nuclear power plants are in the world?

The first nuclear power plants began operating in the 1950s. According to the World Nuclear Association, as of March 2009, there were 436 nuclear power plants operating worldwide in 30 different co... Read More »