In the modern world, the quest for new clean and plentiful fuel sources to generate power is of paramount importance. The use of Fossil fuels has been a feature of our world since the end of the Middle Ages. The vast quantities of coal that were needed to fuel turbines, industry and to heat our homes saw a huge rise in the consumption of this resource. Oil, refined into everything from petrol to its associated by-products, has also been used in huge amounts. Although this has been reduced over the last two decades, the reliance on fossil fuels is still considerable. What can be used to fill the gap when they inevitably run out.
There are many answers to this problem, but the one that has been used and is being suggested as being the quickest solution is that of atomic energy. Atomic energy has been with us for decades. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority are one of the many organisations that provide useful devices to ensure that the running of these industries continues smoothly.
On the face of it, atomic energy sources can provide us with an array of cheap to produce clean energy. This can be used to power everything from homes to the business and services we all use. There are two main types of atomic energy that are used. These are nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. Both require the utmost care and safety precautions to operate effectively. It’s also why the Government has the UK Atomic Energy Authority.« Back