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Nuclear fuels and the wind are two of the energy sources used to generate electricity in the UK
Explain the advantages of using energy from nuclear fuels to generate electricity rather than using energy from the wind.
Include in your answer a brief description of the process used to generate electricity from nuclear fuels.

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- Energy from the wind is dependent on the atmospheric conditions/ weather, hence is variable and somewhat unreliable
- Wind turbines can be a threat to birds, or they can be visual pollution (an “eyesore” / look ugly) or be noisy
- Nuclear power is generated by nuclear fusion. Uranium rods are annihilated by a proton, which releases energy in the form of heat. This heat then heats a mass of water into steam, which turns turbines which spin a generator.

A google search or BBC BItesize will give you lots of information
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(Original post by Deggs_14)
- Energy from the wind is dependent on the atmospheric conditions/ weather, hence is variable and somewhat unreliable
- Wind turbines can be a threat to birds, or they can be visual pollution (an “eyesore” / look ugly) or be noisy
- Nuclear power is generated by nuclear fusion. Uranium rods are annihilated by a proton, which releases energy in the form of heat. This heat then heats a mass of water into steam, which turns turbines which spin a generator.

A google search or BBC BItesize will give you lots of information
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