Nuclear energy when harnessed properly can be used as an efficient source of energy to generate electricity. Though most people live under the fear of a nuclear holocaust, nuclear energy can be utilized in a very environment friendly manner.
Nuclear energy today is America’s second largest source of electricity after coal. The country has over 100 nuclear energy plants which are able to supply more energy than the country’s sources of oil, natural gas or hydropower can provide.
Nuclear power and the electricity that it generates is one of America’s secrets to success. Though the population and the American economy have grown in the past years, the energy consumption has grown by only 10%. The utilization of nuclear energy means that the country uses a smaller amount of fossil fuels.