The Benefits Of Nuclear Energy
To understand whether nuclear energy is going to be sustainable in the long term, however, several points have t be considered: fossil fuel prices, the value attached to reducing emission in fossil fuel plants , the technological development of nuclear energy and renewable and the safety measures needed for nuclear …show more content…
For example; in the USA these costs rose at a rate of 13% between 1980 due to more requirements and scarcity of the sites. If safety related costs were to persist they could severely hider the economic sustainability of the nuclear energy.
The energy supply of hydropower stations is the water passing through dams. And this is a limitless supply, because hydropower plants take advantage of the hydrologic cycle. As the sun heats up the water it evaporates into the air the sun heats up the air which rises up in the atmosphere where the temperature is low. Along with the air water vapor also rises. And once the temperature drops low enough these become water droplets which then precipitate by the effect of gravity. Because of the hydrologic cycle water can collect upstream which is what generates the electricity supplied by the hydropower plant.
Hydropower plants do no t emit gasses like fossil fuels and they do not emit carbon however they emit methane- indirectly. Methane is a green house gas much more powerful than carbon dioxide. The methane originates from the decaying organic matter caused by the flooding the dam creates. The decaying it’s at its highest at the begging of the flood and it gradually decreases. The amount of methane emitted depends on the ecosystem and the