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Prime Movers Lab Tech Webinar Series – Is Nuclear Now Climatetech?

August 4, 2021

The post-war dawn of ‘The Atomic Age’ promised abundant energy and prosperity. However, questions around safety and economic viability contributed to nuclear fission going out of vogue by the late 1980s, culminating in the weekly lampooning of nuclear power on The Simpsons.

Today, the new urgency to decarbonize has put nuclear fission back on the table. What has changed on the technical front that might make it safer? Can it be economically viable compared to solar and wind power? Will people want a nuclear fission reactor in their town? Will fission power be necessary for us to reach our climate objectives?
We are in the middle of a shift in expert opinion on the viability of nuclear fission power.

This panel of experts met to understand the current thinking around nuclear fission in relation to decarbonization.

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