Hoover Daily Report

The Case For Government Investment In Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Friday, October 2, 2015

The justification for US government investment in nuclear small modular reactor (SMR) technology is derived from the environmental, security, and economic policy goals associated with the successful deployment of this disruptive innovation in clean energy. To achieve these goals, the government must develop and execute a set of partnering strategies tailored to the specific conditions and risks faced by each of the key stakeholders: vendors, utilities, and end-use energy customers. Getting this right requires taking a first step: convening a government and industry stakeholders' meeting to better understand their support for and commitment to SMR commercialization.

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