“Pollution from electric utilities cuts short the lives of 30,000 Americans each year”(Toxic Action Center). It could be possible to prevent premature deaths, lower the cost of energy to consumers, and reduce the dependence on fossil fuels like oil from the middle east. The most widely used energy sources are oil, coal, natural gas, hydropower, nuclear power, and wind power. Cliched as a too dangerous energy source, Nuclear energy is an important stepping stone in the United States and other countries looking to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels by reason of it’s cheap cost, less greenhouse gases, and other applications like in food and agriculture, medicine & scientific research. Energy can be classified as renewable or nonrenewable.
Not having to rely on the climate and weather to operate, they can produce large amounts of energy 24/7 while in operation. Power plants take up much less land compared to other green energy sources such as wind and solar power. (NEI, 2013) Some people worry about the waste that nuclear power leaves behind. In relation to the amount of energy that it produces, the toxic waste is minimal. The waste is very small in comparison to waste produced by fossil fuels.
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(Percentage)” As shown by these statistics hydrogen is not a problem to find at all. Uranium is harder to find cause you can only get it out of the land, we don't have land to spare.This would only make it even more ideal to make the move over to fusion power. To add when in making Fusion power the process that the hydrogen atom goes thru is the same as what is occurring inside of the sun. That is why many call it “... ... middle of paper ... ... Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 21 Mar.