How does nuclear energy use differ from geothermal and solar energy use?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2016

One is a bi-product disposable nightmare while the other two have no bi-products.


Nuclear energy uses uranium to create the heat needed to turn the turbines which create electricity. The average nuclear plant has about a 50 year life span after which it must be either dismantled or covered over. Prior to that all the uranium enriched rods used in power production must be disposed of at a safe location which causes all sorts of logistical problems. But in each case you have nuclear waste which must be stored and kept safe for literally thousands of years.

Geothermal and solar produced energy have absolutely no bi-products. They are clean energy with little to no environmental negative effect.