The more and more that I research the pros and cons of nuclear energy, the more that believe it is the best option for an alternative energy source. According to an article from the office of nuclear energy, Nuclear energy is said to be as high as 3.5 percent more reliable than other plants that produce alternative energy. Furthermore, they produce much more power than other alternative energy plants which means that nuclear power is the most efficient alternative form of energy. In addition to these impressive facts, according to another article that was released by conservative energy future, states that nuclear energy is very environment friendly and has the ability to eliminate 470 tons of carbon emissions. While there are some downsides to nuclear energy, the downsides are mitigated and so rare that malfunctions, due to user error, have only happened twice. Both nuclear meltdowns were not even on U.S. soil. Currently, I believe that nuclear energy is the future of alternative energy in the United states.