Nuclear energy is another form of non-renewable energy.
It is obtained through mining and refining uranium ore.
Unlike coal or other forms of non-renewable energy nuclear energy is relatively clean, by which I mean, unlike fossil fuels the amount of toxin gases and carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere is very low.
Uranium occurs naturally in the earths core. However the deposits occur in small quantities.
Once collected, uranium is refine and compounded into rods
The rods are then place in tanks of water. When the uranium reaches ‘critical mass’ it begins to break down and release energy as heat. This breaking down is nuclear fission.
The heat given off boils the water, creating steam. This steam is pressurised and used to turn a turbine and generate electricity.