Energy is life. Without enough to power human advancement, we would be unable to sustain peace, prosperity, and continued growth. However, energy production comes at a cost. The fossil fuels we have used since the industrial revolution have done a number on the environment, yet some people persist.

Others, however, look for alternatives. Wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and other energy sources are renewable, drawing power from recurring natural phenomena. These renewables are cleaner than fossil fuels. But each has its attendant challenges. Is it possible that nuclear power can address them? Of course, it's not renewable in the same way, but this article will compare how nuclear power performs against the shortcomings of renewable energy sources.