Energy production is one of the most needed things in the world. While energy can be obtained from fossil fuels, a significant amount of energy can be produced through renewable sources. Another source of energy is nuclear power plants.
USA takes new steps on nuclear energy
Today, many countries get some of their energy from nuclear power plants. The USA is one of these countries. The country now has a permit for a new type of nuclear reactor. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the design of the US’s first small modular nuclear reactor.
The U.S. Department of Energy refers to the newly approved nuclear power plant design as a new source of clean power to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The new power plant will be the seventh design accepted for use in the USA.
Nuclear energy is emerging as a response for countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and recover from the ill effects of fossil fuels. The recent energy crisis has also increased the dependence of countries on nuclear energy.
Around 40 new generation concepts have been developed for nuclear power plants worldwide. China has become the first country to connect a next-generation reactor to its grid to generate around 200 megawatts of electricity. This high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor became operational in 2021.
On the other hand, the USA is preparing to enter a new era in the field of energy with its new small modular nuclear power plants. The country plans to have the new nuclear power plant operational by 2029. NuScale company, which designed the new nuclear power plant, signed 19 agreements in the US and internationally to deploy small reactor technology.
Especially with the Russia-Ukraine war, there is an energy crisis all over the world. Nuclear energy is seen as the easiest way to prevent such crises. So what do you think about nuclear power plants? You can share your views with us in the comments section.