Can renewable, clean energy totally replace nuclear energy?
Nuclear power generates approximately half of New Jersey’s electricity whereas natural gas and coal account for only 30% and 16% of total electricity produced respectively. The popularity of nuclear energy stems from the fact that no greenhouse gases are produced using this technology. With fossil fuels running out rapidly, do you support nuclear energy or can "green energy" totally replace and address the need for energy?
Clean renewable energy can replace all destructive forms of creating electric. The problem lies in the oil and other energy related companies that lobby against anything in this direction...the more renewable sources are used, the more money they stand to lose. Most companies that supply fossil fuels haven't had the foresight to invest in the development of the cleaner renewable technologies, although there are a few that are making the move. But until the corporate lobby is taken out of Congress this is what we are stuck with, a bunch of arrogant idiots driving the bus that is headed off the ledge.
Nuclear energy comes with it's own concerns, using an incredible amount of water (think cooling) and the obvious (radioactive waste).
Renewable energy can replace nuclear and all other fossil fuels, but it will take a concerted effort on behalf of the public, government and business to address the situation properly.
Victor - Just about every "Big Oil" company is already invested heavily in renewable energy technologies - Total just purchased a 60% interest in SunPower... BP has been making excellent solar panels for a number of years... most oil companies have invested in and are developing various first, second and third generation biofuels (although 1st & 2nd haven't worked out so well - competes with food stock agriculture)... Big business is not to blame - our brain dead government that can't put together a coherent energy plan is.
If you thinks that renewable energy replace nuclear energy then not completely but it replace it partially because we didn`t used renewable energy completely.For more detail on renewable energy visit - http://www.solawise.co.uk/
by Arthur Russ3 months ago
Why Are so Many Americans in Denial of Human’s Contribution to Climate Change, and the Harm its Doing to the Planet?The evidence is so clear, just to name a few:-• The correlation between the burning of...
by John Coviello6 years ago
Is Nuclear Energy Really As Inexpensive as the Nuclear Industry Claims?When I see nuclear industry representatives interviewed, they often claim that electricity produced by nuclear power plants is relatively cheap when...
by Gianluca Fontana4 years ago
In your opinion will renewable energy replace nuclear energy?and is it really cost-effective?
by Ken Barton6 years ago
Can Wind, Hydro-electric, & Geo-thermal Power Plants replace the energy of Nuclear Plants?If they can replace Nuclear plants, should the US get busy by doing just this? Especially, given the disaster that has hit...
by infodetective5 years ago
Did you think that Renewable energy can replace fossil fuels?
by Deforest4 years ago
With one ton of thorium, you have 200 tons of uranium. No more production of plutonium (dangerous part of the nuclear energy). It is stable. It has to be bombarded permanently with neutrons to be destabilized. As soon...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.