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Atomic Heat in Small Packages Gives Big Industry a Climate Option

Nuclear industry’s small modular reactors can produce the high temperatures needed by some of the most polluting industries.

Nuclear Power In Energy Transition: Small Modular Reactors Challenge Natural Gas - Bloomberg

Small modular reactors are drawing the attention of policy makers across the U.S. and Europe because of their versatility. They can deliver a steady flow of energy both in the form of heat and electricity. The power helps balance intermittent supplies coming from wind and solar farms. The heat can help decarbonize some of the world’s dirtiest industries. Johnson set aside 500 million pounds for SMR design in a green economy program last month, and Biden says they’re one of the keys to long-term energy policy in the U.S. 

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