As Jonathan Moens of InsideClimate News writes, Idaho regulators have approved plans for 12 small-scale nuclear plants to be built.
- NuScale, a Portland-based company has plans to transition old coal plants into smaller nuclear plants to produce energy with a smaller carbon footprint.
- NuScale’s advanced modular reactors are safe and shut off automatically in the case of an emergency.
- NuScale’s goal is to have its first modular reactor up and running by 2029, with 11 more to follow in 2030.
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