• Question: Do you think nuclear power is the future of energy?

    Asked by Penguano40 to Keith, Natalie on 16 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Anonymous, corrosiveboy.
    • Photo: Keith Franklin

      Keith Franklin answered on 16 Nov 2015:

      I think it is one of the answers for energy.

      We keeop using more and more energy – if you were living 500 years ago you would just burn wood on your fire, and you would have to go and cut it yourself. You would be careful how much you used, because you would have to go and cut some more if you used it all up.

      Now we just turn on a switch and use it, so we don’t think so much about where it comes from.

      Nuclear fission makes a lot of energy from a very small amount of fuel, so it means we can have reliable energy without producing greenhouse gases. It also means you don’t have to buy lots of oil and gas from other places.

      Itr is one of the answers to future energy, but we need to keep looking for more ways and better ways of making electricity – otherwise countries start arguing about it and that is never a good idea..

    • Photo: Natalie Garrett

      Natalie Garrett answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      Nuclear power has a place in the future of energy for sure – it’s really good at generating a lot of power. However I think we should be investing more of our time and money on renewable energy as well. It is better not to rely on just one source of electricity, and it’s always better to use sources that have the lowest environmental impact.