Increasing lifespans, advancing knowledge and improving living standards requires resilient and affordable clean energy, including nuclear energy. Fortunately, public and policy opinions are evolving to recognize nuclear energy as a vital clean energy source. But for nuclear to be successful, it must create products for modern markets.
Government structures must evolve to support the emerging new nuclear entrepreneurs, specifically providing: tax and incentive approaches that value innovation, research programs that enable commercial leadership while taking risk, and regulation that moves at the speed dictated by commerce. Most importantly, nuclear engineers must stop apologizing and tout their product! Nuclear Improves Lives!
– Todd Allen, Senior Visiting Fellow, Third Way