Nuclear energy is non-renewable because the energy nuclear power produces cannot constantly be replenished. An energy source must have resources that can be replenished to be considered renewable. More »

Nuclear power is the production of energy derived from controlled, induced nuclear reactions. These reactions generally create heat that is then collected and used to run steam turbines that produce electricity. The most... More » Science Environmental Science

Nuclear power is a known energy source, it has low carbon dioxide emissions, and it is relatively low cost; however it still has an environmental impact, produces radioactive waste and has the potential for nuclear accid... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

Nuclear energy provides power, heat and electricity by splitting atoms in a process called nuclear fission. The heat produced by fission creates steam that powers the turbines, thus generating electricity. Nuclear energy... More » Science Physics

Nuclear energy generates electricity more efficiently than other energy sources such as coal, according to Nuclear power plants are not heavy polluters in the same manner as coal or oil. More »

Nuclear energy offers a number of economic and environmental benefits. For starters, nuclear energy is by far the most concentrated energy type. A significant amount of nuclear energy can be produced from a small mass of... More »

A prime example of man-made nuclear energy is the generation of electricity. A prime example of natural nuclear energy is the nuclear reactions the sun produces to create heat and light. Nuclear energy involves a process... More »