Nuclear Energy
Nuclear energy has a promising future. It is nonrenewable, but it is not supposed to run out for about 3,000 years. One way power plants plan to save the used fuel (more than 95% of the energy still remains in the fuel) is by carefully storing fuel.

However, the future conservation of nuclear energy relies on its future technologies. For example, the Ford and Cadillac car companies are working on building nuclear powered car! The builders plan to build reactors that use thorium (a mineral used just like uranium, only less toxic and more plentiful) as the reactor's fuel, which powers the car. However, if a nuclear powered car got in a crash, a small explosion would occur. Here are previews of the Ford and Cadillac nuclear powered cars:

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Another future technology of nuclear energy is nuclear power plants running on uclear fusion. China and other countries are working on the technology for fusion nuclear powered plants. Scientists there will be working fusion plants by 2060. Why not sooner? The process of fusion is very hard to produce because electrical repulsions keep the two nuclei from fusing. In order to break the barrier, scientists have to superheat the nuclei. Currently, scientists are using huge lasers to blast these tiny hydrogen-rich pellets until they fuse together. Since coal and oil are nonrenewable, they will run out eventually, and by the next generation, they might be all gone. So, nuclear energy will be the energy used in the next generation to buy at an affordable price. In my opinion, nuclear energy is a good energy source because it is relatively inexpensive, there is plenty of nuclear energy, and it would help conserve fossil fuels like oil and coal.

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