Posted on May 17, 2018 by Rich Powell
Nuclear power is finally being sufficiently recognized as the workhorse of the global clean energy sector, thanks to efforts by Energy Secretary Rick Perry and governments such as Japan and Canada at this year’s Clean Energy Ministerial in Copenhagen, the ninth annual gathering of 24 of the world’s largest economies to discuss scaling up clean energy technologies. But nuclear power won’t look like it does now if it’s going to achieve its full potential in anchoring a global clean energy system.
ClearPath Executive Director Rich Powell explains that the virtues of the current nuclear fleet – namely its carbon-free power and 24/7 reliability – must be coupled with ever-changing demands of our global energy industry. That includes new technologies that make it smaller and highly scalable for use in cities and remote areas and allow for high-temperature use to decarbonize heavy industrial processes.