Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) have in recent years become one of the most anticipated developments in the nuclear energy industry. They hold the promise of reliable, flexible and low-carbon energy generation at a fraction of the construction time and cost of conventional nuclear reactors. Given their potential to reduce the military’s reliance on long supply lines and help cut greenhouse gas emissions, it is unsurprising that a number of militaries have also expressed their interest in SMRs. However, while there are few doubts about the potential of military SMRs, it is still far from clear if this technology might do more good than harm.
Energy Post 7th Dec 2020 read more »