Audio: This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

Climate Change, Energy // 5-mins

From NPR: "Nuclear power plants are so big, complicated and expensive to build that more are shutting down than opening up. An Oregon company, NuScale Power, wants to change that trend by building nuclear plants that are the opposite of existing ones: smaller, simpler and cheaper.

The company says its plant design using small modular reactors also could work well with renewable energy, such as wind and solar, by providing backup electricity when the wind isn't blowing and the sun isn't shining."

Published on NPR on May 8, 2019.