Jason Deign of Greentech Media outlines the different criticisms and praises of small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) in the fight against climate change.
- Opponents of SMRs believe that the new technologies are unproven and could lead to high energy costs.
- While new nuclear may be unproven, nuclear energy will be necessary to decarbonize our energy sector.
- One way in which the government can aid in the advancement of nuclear energy is by classifying it as a “green” energy source and lessening the extensive and cumbersome permitting process.
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