What Is Nuclear Energy?
An energy source that has zero emissions, provides electricity around-the-clock and propels our society into the future? It’s not new. It’s now. It’s nuclear.
Nuclear Energy Is Extraordinary
Nuclear energy comes from splitting atoms in a reactor to heat water into steam, turn a turbine and generate electricity. Ninety-four nuclear reactors in 28 states generate nearly 20 percent of the nation’s electricity, all without carbon emissions because reactors use uranium, not fossil fuels. These plants are always on: well-operated to avoid interruptions and built to withstand extreme weather, supporting the grid 24/7.
All that power and potential from a tiny atom.
Benefits of Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy offers many advantages as the emissions-free workhorse of our energy grid. Its unique value cannot be found in any other energy source.
Nuclear Energy Provides More Than Electricity
The benefits of nuclear energy extend far beyond carbon-free electricity too. Nuclear powers space exploration, sterilizes medical equipment, provides potable water through desalination, supplies radioisotopes for cancer treatment and much more.