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Feb. 16, 2021, 11:00 AMUpdated: Feb. 16, 2021, 2:05 PM

Advanced Nuclear Backers See Opening for Low-Carbon Source (1)

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

The U.S. will need to accelerate deployment of low-carbon advanced nuclear technologies to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of putting the U.S. on a path of net-zero emissions by 2050, according to a report released Tuesday.

Advanced nuclear power includes small modular reactors—which currently generate around 60 megwatts compared to the 1,000 megawatts of conventional plants—and even smaller microreactors that are small enough to be transported on a semi-truck.

“Even with recent growth in wind and solar power, nuclear energy still provides more carbon-free electricity nationwide than all other sources combined,” according to the report, authored by the Nuclear Innovation ...

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