How to speed up the rollout of small nuclear power plants
The main barrier is the long, drawn-out approval process. Big conventional nuclear power plants are expensive and take a long time to build, so the industry instead is staking its future on a new generation of small advanced reactors. But if it's going to work in the short term, it's essential to fast-track the approval process. Will Wade discusses how lowering these barriers will help Western countries break their reliance on Russian exports and provide carbon-free energy while backing up the ebbs and flows of renewable power.