A video posted to Twitter by Vice News discusses the prospect of advanced reactors being an important mix of carbon-free power production in the United States. Hosted by Gelareh Darabi, an award-winning Canadian-British-Iranian journalist and documentary filmmaker, the video provides quick and easy statistics for the general audience and pulls from social media influencer I_sodope. It also includes comments from nuclear experts.
Nuclear energy accounts for nearly 20% of electricity generated in the US, more than wind, solar and hydro combined. But now, new nuclear reactor designs could bring far more widespread use and public acceptance of this powerful form of energy. pic.twitter.com/eFv3rKggOH— VICE News (@VICENews) December 15, 2020
Brent Wanner of the International Energy Agency appears in the video to explain that about 60 gigatons of CO2 emissions have been avoided over the past 50 years because of the use of nuclear energy.
The video also briefly explains small modular reactors and molten salt reactors and concludes by mentioning fusion power.