Nuclear Fission: New pathways


Robert Stoner, Deputy Director, MIT Energy Initiative, Director, Tata Center for Technology and Design, MIT Energy Initiative; Rita Baranwal, Director, Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN), Idaho National Laboratory; Jacopo Buongiorno, Professor, Nuclear Science & Engineering, Director, CANES, MIT; Robert Ethier, Vice President, Market Operations, ISO-New England; J. Clay Sell, Chief Executive Officer, X-Energy. New studies suggest nuclear is vital to decarbonization. Nuclear power is still actively being developed in emerging markets such as China, UAE, and Korea. Meanwhile, a new generation of startups are advancing new modular and small-scale designs that address issues of waste and cost. What are the new policies, technologies and business models that hold greatest promise for reintroducing nuclear energy as a viable option?

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