Next Generation Nuclear Reactors - The Role of Nuclear Energy in Our Future Energy Systems

This seminar will discuss developments in energy policy and nuclear energy technology. John Kotek will explain how nuclear energy fits into the decarbonization plans of United States utilities, provide an overview of the types and status of next-generation reactors, discuss ongoing efforts to demonstrate commercial-scale production of hydrogen and opportunities for nuclear as a source of industrial heat, and explore the business and policy drivers that are raising interest in next-generation nuclear energy systems.

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