The Importance of Nuclear Microreactors in the Context of the Climate Transition
Techno-Sustainability Series – 3
Author: Francesco Cappelletti, Policy & Research Officer, European Liberal Forum and Matei Stefan, Research Assistant, European Liberal Forum
As stakeholders all over the world explore new tools to fight climate change, a new and disruptive technology has begun to receive more and more interest from governments and the private sector like: nuclear microreactors (NMRs). While all of us know about the history and uses of nuclear power as well as the controversies surrounding it, few have familiarised themselves with NMRs and their potential to help bring climate goals to fruition. This paper aims to describe possible applications of this carbon-free energy source in the context of the EU Green Deal, describing the potential of its characteristics and how it can contribute to the transition to a sustainable future.