In this 2018 Executive Summary, an interdisciplinary MIT study analyzed the future of nuclear energy in a world combatting carbon emissions. The study gives multiple recommendations that will allow for nuclear energy to play an integral part in the push for a zero-emission energy industry. These summarized recommendations are as follows:
- Focusing on proven methods of building new reactors to ensure they’re built on time and on budget.
- Standardizing reactor and plants designs.
- Utilizing modern technological advancements to ensure “inherent and passive safety features”.
- Introducing De-carbonization policy that will incorporate CO2 emissions into energy prices, allowing for renewable energy to compete on their own merit.
- Increased cooperation between governmental and private industries in all aspects of nuclear energy production (infrastructure, testing, waste storage, etc)
MIT study and Executive Summary: https://energy.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-Future-of-Nuclear-Energy-in-a-Carbon-Constrained-World.pdf
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