EU Referendum

Energy: Obama supports mini-nukes


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Tucked away in President Obama's unfortunately named Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a commitment to investment in a range of energy technologies, from advanced biofuels and emerging nuclear technologies – including small modular reactors.

We seem to have been reporting on this forever, but only first mentioned it in March 2010 - just over three years ago. We did, however, mention the Hyperion Nuclear Power Generator back in 2008. It was last year though, that we decided the logic of small plants was unassailable.

For all his madness, therefore, Obama is the first Western leader to do the sensible thing about nuclear. And, according to the National Geographic, this is actually beginning to happen. The first will be up and running by 2022. There is hope for us yet.