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Nuclear power


Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce ...

What is Nuclear? / Nuclear Energy


Learn about what nuclear energy is (fission and fusion), were it comes from, and how it is harnessed. Also discusses basic pros and cons of nuclear reactors.

Nuclear Energy Institute - Advancing Clean, Reliable Energy


NEI promotes the beneficial uses of nuclear energy, America's leading source of carbon-free electricity. Discover why nuclear is key to our energy future.

Nuclear Power Today | Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear Association


There are about 440 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in 31 countries , with over 380000 MWe of total capacity. About 65 more reactors are under ...

How Nuclear Power Works | Union of Concerned Scientists


At a basic level, nuclear power is the practice of splitting atoms to boil water, turn turbines, and generate electricity.

nuclear energy - National Geographic Society


May 24, 2011 ... Encyclopedic entry. Nuclear energy is the energy in the nucleus, or core, of an atom. Nuclear energy can be used to create electricity, but it ...

Nuclear Power Is Too Safe to Save the World From Climate Change ...


Apr 3, 2016 ... Later this year, a nuclear power reactor will open in the US for the first time in two decades. But this reactor, called Watts Bar Unit 2—one of two ...

Nuclear Energy - The New York Times


News about nuclear energy and the 2011 nuclear crisis in Japan.

Unable to compete on price, nuclear power on the decline in U.S.


Apr 7, 2016 ... Nuclear power is carbon-free and remains the source of about 20 percent of U.S. electricity. But natural gas, wind and solar are often cheaper, ...

Nuclear power | Environment | The Guardian


Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant decision delayed again by EDF ... or cancellations to new nuclear reactors would not compromise national energy supply.

Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy.
The fuel most widely used by nuclear plants for nuclear fission is uranium.