Nuclear Energy

Does Nuclear Power Have a Robust Future In the U.S.?

Here's one sign that nuclear energy has been struggling: Operators shut down six reactors in recent years before their licenses expired, and announced plans for several other early closings, according to the Energy Department. Reasons given include competition from natural gas, burdensome regulation and market structures. Only new state subsidies can prevent more closings, plant operators have said.

Nuclear Energy Is Energy From Atoms

Nuclear power plant steam supply system

Nuclear energy (URANIUM) 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.