The boss of Urenco, the enriched uranium supplier that has been put up for sale with a price tag of £9bn, has made the case for mini-nuclear power plants to solve the energy problems of industry and developing countries.
Helmut Engelbrecht said there was a growing case for “small-scale, modular” plants – the type being developed by B&W mPower and America’s NuScale Power – to plug demand for energy without the costs of conventional nuclear.
“The challenge for the industry is to come up with something simple and reliable that can beat wind power on cost – a plug in and play unit,” he said.
Not because I doubt the technology at all. But because there are simplky too many people who will shout “Nuclear!” and that will be the end of it.
The idiots have poisoned the well and I just don’t think that any new variation of fusion nuclear will be politically successful. Sad, but that’s indeed my view.