It can also stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations. Even though it will produce some radioactive waste, but is won’t release if the government manage them safely. According to Patrick Moore’s state, “Nuclear energy may just be the energy source that can save our planet from another possible disaster: catastrophic climate change. Nuclear energy is the only large scale, cost-effective energy source that can reduce carbon dioxide emissions while continuing to satisfy a growing demand for
Now that we know what can happen in the power plants and what causes them, we can stop them from happening and if they do happen, we can fix them without causing harm. Most power plants last up to 80 years of operation without any problems while fossil fuel power plants only last up to 40 years. Also, many of the coal power plants around the country are reaching their effective lifespan. This means that we will need to either replace them with many new coal power plants, or replace them with about a dozen nuclear power plants. The final reason we should build a nuclear power plant is the fact that is will create about 1,300 jobs.
In my opinion nuclear power and weapons should be banned; however, some people think they are very beneficial. Nuclear power should be banned because it is dangerous and may causes many problems for countries. Also, it has many effects on the environment and human life. Moreover, it hasn’t led to a century of peace as nuclear power supporters claim. We all should stand together to prevent the spread of nuclear power and weapons and protect the planet.
The energy is generated by water that is turned into steam, which drives turbine generators to produce electricity. The heat to turn the water into steam is created when uranium atoms split. Also called fission. It has pros and cons in terms of social and economical aspects. To begin with, nuclear power plants have come to leak in the past, which has enormous effects.
Researchers working in the Lawrence Livermore national laboratory- a federally funded laboratory in study recently found that, one of their experiments generated more energy than amount used for generating and maintaining the reaction. So there are chances of nuclear fusion being used for producing electricity in the near future. In many ways nuclear fusion is better than nuclear fission as it does not produce large radioactive wastes nor does one need to worry about meltdowns. So in simple words, nuclear fusion is a way of generating limitless power. The advantages of using Nuclear power plants: • Free from CO2 : One of the major advantages of using nuclear power plants is that, it is free from carbon-di-oxide emissions.
Over 20 percent of the energy in the United States comes from nuclear energy power plants. (Rinkesh, 2018) They so their best to get as much energy to the country as possible, but there are those out there who don’t agree with them. While there are downsides to nuclear energy, the pros vastly outweigh the cons. Nuclear power plants are a great way to get energy because they don’t let out much pollution, are very efficient, and are very safe. There are 6 operating power plants in Illinois and 11 reactors.
The poll showed 63% of people in the United States believe in climate change and 72% of them believe there should be funding for renewable energy research (Yale). The Union of Concerned Scientists article “The Hidden Cost of Fossil Fuels” explains how fossil fuels impact our lives by destroying the environment, economy, and human health. The increase of temperature from the trapped greenhouse gases from fossil fuels will cause more extreme weather events within the next century (Fossil). Supporting article summary Prove solution The Union of Concerned Scientists article “Benefits of Renewable Energy Use” explains how renewable energy positively affects the environment, economy, and human health. There will be minimal or no greenhouse gas emissions.
Although there is some validity to that argument, people often fail to recognize that many safety precautions and procedures have improved to make nuclear power plants more safe to never experience a tragedy like that again. This being said, I do believe using nuclear energy is great for the environment and can help slow down climate
The government should, therefore, replace coal power with renewable energy and may increase the usage of natural gas, as the pros of renewable energy and natural gas outweigh the pros of coal power. It should not consider expanding the nuclear power plant as the cons outweigh the pros, as the nuclear waste causes just as much damage to the earth than emitting greenhouse gases. The virtue philosophers would encourage the awareness of energy saving as this increases the citizens’ knowledge and with this knowledge the citizens can practise correct energy saving methods. As each citizen practises the right action, they will not only fulfil their responsibility in society by taking care of the environment, they will all become benevolent leaders so that other countries would want to follow in their footsteps. And finally, from a Kantian point of view, everyone will be fulfilling their duty in preserving the earth.
Energy plays a vital role in the modern human community as we power our computers, household utilities and many other important inventions. As the population of the world grows, our fossil fuel reserves are depleting quicker. Fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas accounted for 81.5 percent of global primary energy consumption in 2015. The burning of fossil fuels have greatly contributed to global warming, however if we were to ultimately eliminate fossil fuels from energy sources, the production of energy will undoubtedly fall behind the demand. The solution proposed is to reduce the demand for fossil fuels by replacing some with a more sustainable and renewable alternative- biofuels.