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 »

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

Nuclear energy forms when atoms of uranium are split in a nuclear reactor through a process called fission. Small, hard ceramic particles containing uranium fuel are inserted into the reactor to produce steam, which turn... More »

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the chief advantages of nuclear energy are its energy density and its lack of emissions. A single kilogram of uranium can produce almost 900,000 times as much energy a... More »

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, nuclear power offers the ability to generate large amounts of energy from a relatively tiny amount of fuel, without releasing carbon dioxide and other air pollutants r... More »

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

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 »