As hinted in a previous post, one of the best ways to produce clean energy is to use nuclear power. Accidents have happened before, and because of the early designs. A lot of headway has been made in nuclear plant design, and the prospects are looking excellent for this technology.
What is nuclear energy?
By splitting the atom, a lot of energy is created in the form of heat. This heat is then used to boil water and produce high-pressure steam. The steam is the used to run large electricity generators which in turn generate electricity.
This is a very old technology that has proven to work for many years. With better modern designs, it is evident that there is so much potential yet to be tapped. In case you are not aware of the many advantages provided by nuclear energy, here they are;
The benefits of nuclear energy
Clean energy production
Compared to fossil fuels, nuclear power is more environmentally clean, given that the by-product is just steam. Unlike fossil fuels that are burned and release the harmful carbon into the environment.
Given that the by-product can be safely disposed off, it is safe to say that nuclear energy is the way forward.
Less fuel more energy
The amount of fuel used in nuclear plants is incredibly very little, and the amount of electricity it produces is a lot. This is an excellent fuel to power ration, meaning that only a little nuclear energy is needed, especially when using the newest nuclear technology.
If looked from an economic point of view, then you will notice that this technology has a lot to offer. Compared to fossil fuels, nuclear has a lot to offer in that very little of it is used to provide a lot of energy.
From an economic standpoint, very little money will be spent on making and maintaining the nuclear plants, and in return, electricity will be produced at a very affordable price, electrifying a lot of the population in the process.
Nuclear energy is very reliable and should be used more often. Unlike petrol generators, the design of a nuclear plant allows it to run for years with computer controlled supervision. The automation that goes into managing nuclear power stations makes it very reliable.
It is crucial to ensure that every nation has a dependable source of energy, and nuclear has a lot to offer.