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If we can plan for nuclear reactors on the moon, we can relax planning here in Britain

Alex Petropoulos writes in City AM about Britain’s permitting process.

The C3 Take
  • Outdated regulations hinder nuclear energy development in not just the U.S., but the UK as well.
  • Sizewell C, the last UK nuclear project to get approved, had to complete nearly 45,000 pages of paperwork in its licensing application.
  • Despite the permitting challenges, Britain has agreed to award funding to Rolls Royce to establish a lunar small modular reactor.
  • While this innovation is exciting, the UK should be focused on making it easier for the private sector to deploy nuclear power on Earth.

“In space, no one can hear you scream opposition to critical infrastructure development, so things get built. If Britain wants cheap energy, it must first fix its broken planning system.”

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