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Title: The Nuclear Renaissance in the United States

Nuclear power currently provides 20% of the electricity generation in the U.S. and about 16% worldwide. As a carbon-free energy source, nuclear is receiving a lot of attention by industry, lawmakers amore »nd environmental groups, as they attempt to resolve the issue of man-made climate change. For the first time in 30 years several U.S. electric utilities have applied for construction and operation licenses of new nuclear power plants. This talk will review the safety, operational and economic record of the existing U.S. commercial reactor fleet, will provide an overview of the reactor designs considered for the new wave of plant construction, and will discuss several research projects being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to support the expansion of nuclear power in the U.S. and overseas.« less
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Title: The Nuclear Renaissance in the United States
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Publication Date: 2008-07-30
OSTI Identifier: 1017075
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1201209
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on July 30, 2008
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS ; CLIMATIC CHANGE ; CONSTRUCTION ; ECONOMICS ; ELECTRIC UTILITIES ; ELECTRICITY ; ENERGY SOURCES ; NUCLEAR POWER ; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ; SAFETY
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:35:22
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28