Small Modular Reactors to offer cheaper, more flexible nuclear energy

Tim Yeo
Tim Yeo Chairman New Nuclear Watch Institute

This month the New Nuclear Watch Institute’s (NNWI) ‘Yes to Nuclear’ Perspectives initiative explores the technological development of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and Advanced Modular Reactors (AMRs).

Until recently, nuclear power plants have principally delivered large quantities of low-carbon baseload electricity in areas where widespread grid capacity already exists. SMRs and AMRs offer an innovative solution to the problem of cost and time associated with the construction and maintenance of conventional nuclear reactors.

The NNWI and its partners are committed to developing strong partnerships with governments, NGOs, educational institutions, and UN bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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