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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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 ...

Nuclear Power in France | French Nuclear Energy - World Nuclear ...


France derives over 75% of its electricity from nuclear energy. This is due to a long-standing policy based on energy security. France is the world's largest net ...

Nuclear Energy is the most certain future source.


This page discusses nuclear energy as a part of a more general discussion of why human material progress is sustainable and should be sustained. Energy is  ...

Office of Nuclear Energy | Department of Energy


The Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy advances nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation's energy, environmental, and national ...

Nuclear Energy - The New York Times


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

Nuclear & Uranium - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)


Updated EIA survey provides data on spent nuclear fuel in the United States ... How many nuclear power plants are in the U.S. and where are they located?

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.