Nuclear energy is the energy which is stored in the nucleus of an atom. It can be used to produce electricity. But, before it can be used, it must be released. The enormous energy that is stored in the bonds that hold atoms together can be released by two processes: nuclear fission or nuclear fusion.
The Infographic titled as “Things To Know About Nuclear Energy” lists some of the things to know about the Nuclear energy in the UK. These are as follows:
- The UK has 15 reactors generating about 21% of its electricity but almost half of this capacity is to be retired by 2025.
- The country has full fuel cycle facilities including major reprocessing plants.
- The UK has implemented a very thorough assessment process for new reactor designs and their siting.
- Some 19 GWe of new-generation plants is expected to be on line by 2025.
- Government aims that 16 GWe of new nuclear capacity to start operating by 2030, with no restriction on foreign equity.
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