March 30, 2021
Visual Primer: Decarbonization Timelines Drive Interest in Advanced Nuclear Reactors
The need for flexible, carbon-free power to meet mid-century climate mandates have brought small modular reactors to the forefront of the clean energy movement.
Recent progress towards commercializing small modular reactors (SMRs) has sparked interest in the role of advanced nuclear technologies to accomplish decarbonization goals. Twenty states and jurisdictions across the U.S. now have 100 percent clean energy mandates or goals, implying the need for a portfolio of every available carbon-free technology that can be deployed on a timeline compatible with their targets.