nuclear power

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Amazon is particularly interested in nuclear power. Chris Morris, Fortune, 1 July 2024 The lone exception is nuclear power, where support rose among both Democrats and Republicans (the Biden administration has adopted a number of pro-nuclear policies). John Timmer, Ars Technica, 28 June 2024 In May, Ember reported that wind and solar are now growing faster than any energy sources in history, besting even the rate that nuclear power grew at its height, during the nineteen-sixties and seventies. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 27 June 2024 California lawmakers agreed to loan Pacific Gas & Electric Co. an additional $400 million to extend the life of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, ceding to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push for the loan after initially refusing to pay in a public budget spat. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for nuclear power 

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“Nuclear power.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuclear%20power. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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