Nuclear Energy Is On The ‘The Front Burner,’ Says Sec Rick Perry

The Trump administration sees nuclear power as “a very important part” of an all-of-the-above energy strategy, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday.
Offices that would see deep cuts — unless Congress intervenes — include those responsible for promoting energy efficiency and extending the life of nuclear power plants.
The Department of Energy has promoted research into the small modular reactors that Perry mentioned.
Industry leader Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy in March as delays and cost overruns piled up at new nuclear plants in Georgia and South Carolina.
These small reactors can be combined and produce up to a quarter of the typical power that traditional nuclear plants generate.

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