While most of the nation’s nuclear fleet was built before 1990, it’s a mistake to label these safe, reliable plants as “aging."
Electricity enables us to do many things but because it is “invisible,” many don’t understand how it is generated, what it costs and how it is delivered to our homes. Throw in terms like “regulated” and “deregulated” and it can be even more confusing.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, we collected a few of our favorite articles related to environmental stewardship around our nuclear plants.
Out on the beach, surfers look beyond the breakers for the best waves to ride. The break in the wave is where the tide gives way to the shore, the waves ‘break’ and result in bubbly, unstable water. At your local power plant, breakers mark the boundaries of electric current.
From community college partnerships to refueling outages, the Nuclear Information Center covered a variety of topics related to Duke Energy's nuclear fleet in 2016. To ring in the new year, we counted down the top five most-read posts written this year.
“Be prepared,” is the Boy Scout’s motto, but it’s the same for the nuclear energy industry as well.
A 3D modeler, a nuclear engineer and an operations training technician walk into a classroom. No joke, it happens more often than you might think.
Every third week in October, the nuclear industry celebrates Nuclear Science Week to encourage educators, students and community members to “get to know nuclear” through hands-on activities and local events.
While more Americans are supporting nuclear energy, particularly after becoming informed on its benefits, there are still those who do not have the full story on used nuclear fuel.
As the temperature climbs outside, so does America’s dependence on nuclear energy. Summer heat brings with it an increase in electricity consumption, as air conditions, fans, and other energy-needy appliances kick into overdrive.