Resource Guide:

Energy Supply Breakdown in the United States

  • % Coal
  • % Gas
  • % Petroleum
  • % Nuclear Power
  • % Renewable Energy
Number of Operable Reactors 100
Number of Reactors Under Construction 5
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Challenges
  • Domestic natural gas boom is driving the energy market
  • Aging nuclear fleet/high fixed costs to build new reactors are barriers to entry to the market
  • Nuclear waste management/reprocessing is an unsettled discussion
Opportunities
  • Strong existing regulatory system
  • Safety culture
  • Robust collaboration among government and industry