Small modular reactors (SMRs) are nuclear generating units that are about the size of railroad cars and provide about one-tenth to one-fourth the power of full-size reactors. As a result, they...
Financing New Nukes
Federal loan guarantees raise hopes for new reactors planned by affiliates of Constellation and NRG.
reach a critical mass, and the next generation of reactors will begin construction. Whether that happens in 2010, as NRG and UniStar hope, or later depends on factors that are difficult to predict—just like the many uncertainties affecting America’s nuclear future.