nuclear energy

noun

physics
: energy that is created by splitting apart the nuclei of atoms

Examples of nuclear energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only one member of the commission would represent renewable energy interests, and two would come from the nuclear energy and nuclear fuel industries. Connor Giffin, The Courier-Journal, 15 Mar. 2024 The House gave final approval Friday to an accompanying resolution to direct the state Public Service Commission to prepare for nuclear energy. Bruce Schreiner, Quartz, 22 Mar. 2024 Tech firms and Silicon Valley billionaires have been pouring money into nuclear energy for years, pitching the sustainable power source as crucial to the green transition. Emily Pandise, NBC News, 7 Mar. 2024 Additionally, the government has increased support for nuclear energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Trilce Estrada Olvera, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2024 For some experts, nuclear energy — in all forms, large or small — has an important role to play in that transition. Angela Dewan, CNN, 1 Feb. 2024 Rafael Grossi, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, yesterday warned that nuclear energy has to be part of the energy shift away from fossil fuels. David Meyer, Fortune, 9 Nov. 2023 On Thursday, Grossi will hold talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa and is expected to discuss further cooperation between the IAEA and Japan in non-proliferation, use of nuclear energy and support to protect Ukraine's nuclear power plant seized by Russian military. Mari Yamaguchi, Quartz, 13 Mar. 2024 Smyth was an American physicist, diplomat, and bureaucrat who was instrumental in the early development of nuclear energy. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024

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“Nuclear energy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclear%20energy. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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