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Gas Energy Vs Nuclear Energy
What I would give to shareholders. Scroll down for step-by-step instructions on how I used six sigma to get to this conclusion.
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Ask Phase

Many people are confused about nuclear energy, its effects on the environment, how danger it is to people, if it can cause a nuclear explosion if it malfunctions, and if it is better or worse than gas energy. In order to have safer, self-sustaining world, we need to see the facts to show that nuclear energy may not be as dangerous as we think it is and gas may not be as necessary as we think it is at the moment.

Prepare Phase

The data obtained found using first person sources and reputable companies.


The six datasets were obtained from the following:  

  1. The 2021 Percentages Of Energies Used in the U.S. graph was made from Capacity Factors for Utility Scale Generators Primarily Using Non-Fossil Fuels from Electric Power Monthly - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

  2. U.S. Pipeline Explosion graph was made from Oracle BI Interactive Dashboards - SC Incident Trend ( UPDATED AND DATA IS NOW MISSING.    MUST BE REPLACED

  3. Which fossil fuels cause the most CO2 graph is from (The dataset headers are wrong. Slid to the right when you download the dataset).

  4. Energies cost of CO2 on the environment is from

  5. Capacity Factor for Nuclear Energy is from

  6. All Nuclear Plant Disasters since 1979 is from

Process Phase

The data provided has no duplicates, extra spaces, missing data, it is not over five years old, and all of the data is first person data. 

Analyze Phase

   I first downloaded five of the six datasets to PowerBI. The Nuclear Plant Disasters since 1979 will be typed in manually. The U.S. Pipeline Explosion bar graph was chosen to show the reader how common it is to get a pipeline explosion in just the U.S. on a form of energy that many believe is safer for you and the environment, but the data has proven otherwise. To the right of the U.S. Pipeline Explosion chart, you have all of the Nuclear Plant Mishaps within the past 40 years. The death count of all 40 years involving nuclear plant mishaps is less than just one year of gas pipeline deaths.

   The "2021 Percentage Of Energies" shows that nuclear energy is only being used 18.72 percent of the time when it is clearly safer than gas and nuclear energy. It is also the most viable and logical option compared to all other forms of energy. It isn't always windy, the sun isn't always out for solar energy, we can't keep taking fuel and coal from the ground, and hydro energy isn't available in areas like the desert, but nuclear energy is easy to build, maintain, and a malfunction will lead to the plant automatically being turned off. 

  The "Energy Cost on the Environment" chart shows why nuclear energy is one of the best choices for the environment. The only options better for the environment are wind, solar, and hydro energy. Remember, it isn't always windy, sunny, or possible to have water available. 

   The "Which Fossil Fuels Produce The Most CO2 in the U.S." graph shows that per terawatts of energy, it is more effective than coal, gas, and oil. These options are used more than nuclear when nuclear uses more energy. 

   The last one is the "Capacity Factor" chart. Capacity Factor is how intensively as fleet of generators run. The closer it is to 100%, the closer it is to running nonstop, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis.

Share Phase
Explanation of each graph provided

   The first graph is a bar graph. This bar graph is meant to show how common it is to have a pipeline explosion every year in the US. Hundreds and at times thousands die from these explosions per year.

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  I didn't see a reason to make a graph for only two pieces of data. It is extremely rare to have a nuclear disaster yet alone an explosion. These are "disasters" listed are didn't even receive much news coverage. It is so rare that one hasn't been recorded in the USA for over 40 years. The amount of nuclear disasters are decreasing even though we are using nuclear energy more than ever before.

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  This is a donut chart. We are only using 18% of our energy on nuclear energy when nuclear energy is safer for the environment. The more dominant forms of energy like coal and gas should fall for other forms of safer energy if we are truly serious about climate change.

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  This is called a chart. This was made to show that solar, wind, water, and nuclear energy are drastically better than the other common alternatives used. Coal is 10 times worse than nuclear energy and gas is 3 to 4 times worse for the environment than nuclear energy. 

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   This is called a chart. This was made to show that solar, wind, water, and nuclear energy are drastically better than the other common alternatives used. Coal is 10 times worse than nuclear energy and gas is 3 to 4 times worse for the environment than nuclear energy. 

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   This is a line graph. Capacity actor means how long can an energy last without breaks. The closer to 1, the better. Nuclear energy has the highest rating of all of the energies at .93 or 93%. This means it is the most reliable form of energy for nonstop usage.

Act Phase

     Nuclear energy has been proven through multiple first-person data example and graph that is it is most logic, safe, and most importantly, sustainability for the planet. It lasts longer than any forms of energy, less nuclear disasters occur in comparison to gas disasters which are frequent per year, and it uses less terawatts than coal, gas, and oil which are currently our primary sources of energy. What is strange about all of this is even though it is so reliable, we only use nuclear energy for 18% of all energy used in the USA.

     Nuclear energy has to be a main factor in our conversations regarding making the world less dependent on fossil fuels. We have more to gain and virtually nothing to lose. The hardest thing about transitioning to using more nuclear energy is to build more nuclear power plants which can take an average of a decade to build one with our current workforce and billions of dollars, according to Process of Building Nuclear Power Plant ( 

   We must encourage the youth to go into the fields of electrical, civil or mechanical engineering to increase the current speed in which we can make a power plant and spread this knowledge about the safety of nuclear energy to the rest of the world. 

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