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Utilities Eye Mini Nuclear Reactors as Climate Concerns Grow

Elena Shao of The Wall Street Journal writes on utility companies that are looking to nuclear energy to lower emissions.

The C3 Take
  • Utilities are partnering with small modular nuclear reactor companies to produce carbon free energy.
  • There are concerns with the economic feasibility of small modular reactors as projects can become expensive, due in large part to antiquated regulations.
  • If the United States wants to lower emissions, nuclear energy must play an important role in our energy mix.

“Utilities that have bought into the SMR promise say that relying on renewables and storage technology alone isn’t enough to reach goals to slash carbon emissions within the next couple of decades.”

Read the full article here.

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