Nuclear Energy

Is it the best option?

Looking at the numbers, nuclear energy is more affordable and seems like a better source of energy compared to renewable sources of energy.

What Is Nuclear Energy?

Nuclear energy is energy in the nucleus (core) of an atom. Atoms are tiny particles that make up every object in the universe. There is enormous energy in the bonds that hold atoms together. Nuclear energy can be used to make electricity. But first the energy must be released. It can be released from atoms in two ways: nuclear fusion and nuclear fission. In nuclear fusion, energy is released when atoms are combined or fused together to form a larger atom. This is how the sun produces energy. In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. Nuclear power plants use nuclear fission to produce electricity.
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Land Usage
Wind: 119 square kilometers
Solar: 63 square kilometers
Nuclear: 0.04 square kilometers

Some people will argue that nuclear energy isn't the best option because of the chance of a large scale accident that could kill many people. Including the production of the plants and the few accidents that have happened, fewer people have died because of nuclear energy than other forms of energy.
Death print- Number of deaths per terrawatt-hour of energy produced
Wind: 0.15
Solar: 0.44
Nuclear: 0.04

Carbon Karma-How many days the power source will have to produce carbon free energy to make up for the amount of carbon produced during construction
Wind: 181 Days
Solar: 370 Days
Nuclear: 9 Days

60-Year Cost
Wind: $40 Billion
Solar: $18.5 Billion
Nuclear: $4.03 Billion
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