Is nuclear fission renewable or non renewable? Is nuclear fusion renewable or non renewable?

1 Answer
Feb 22, 2018

NON-renewable! In both cases.


It may be a "cleaner" fuel in terms of atmospheric pollution, but it still originates from a finite source material.

Even fusion requires finite-sourced materials. Its advantage over fission is a cleaner process (less radioactive wastes) as well as a higher power output.

But in both cases we still need the source materials, so neither of them is a "renewable" source as are solar, wind, hydrodynamic and geeothermal sources.