SMRs meet ESG: Water conservation benefits of small and advanced reactors

July 8, 2022, 3:23PMNuclear NewsNadia Glucksberg, Jay Peters, and Dawn Santoianni

The electric utility industry has set ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, with most aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by midcentury by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power can be a key technology in the clean energy portfolio to reach this goal, and small modular reactors can aid the industry’s efforts in meeting ESG goals through protection and conservation of water resources.

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