Floating nuclear plants could herald a new era of cheap, safe energy. Nuclear comeback? A gloom has descended on nuclear power. There’s the radioactive waste, the decommissioning and the accidents, from Chernobyl to Fukushima. As concern about climate change increased, nuclear’s one saving grace became that it is carbon free. But now, the cost of much renewable energy has fallen below that of nuclear. These days we produce little more power from nuclear than we did 20 years ago. So just as we need as much clean energy as we can get, it seems we are spurning our best developed source of it. But new atomic plants could be cheap – and safer too.
New Scientist 29th Aug 2018 read more »