A new study by a US think tank has concluded that the US has “a unique opportunity” to develop a new generation of nuclear power plants as it transitions away from fossil fuels.
The study by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) found that the country’s nuclear fuel cycle “is unique” to the US, and that it could be used to produce power for a variety of different markets.
“We believe that the U.S. has a unique opportunity to diversify its nuclear energy portfolio away from nuclear, as we transition away from a fossil fuel economy, in part because we have an opportunity to leverage a diversified nuclear fuel mix,” ISIS research associate Ryan L. Miller told Quartz.
The new report from ISIS concluded that China’s proposed 2.5 gigawatts of nuclear capacity is the most recent example of this.
“The US is one of the only countries in the world that has been able to produce enough electricity from nuclear energy to power the entire world, which is the reason the U