The average nuclear power plant in the U.S. generates about 12.2 billion kilowatt hours of a year. This is more that enough to power over 1 million homes for the same duration. To this in perspective this is the same amount of energy generated by about 2596 wind turbines, 2310606061 square miles of solar panels, 305 billion gallons of gasoline, and 8.1 million tons of coal. Yet there is not one nuclear power plant in Colorado. That needs to change.