March 3, 2012

Dept. of Energy Signs Agreements to Develop Small Nuclear Generators

Ars Technica reports that the US Department of Energy has signed agreements to assist in development of small nuclear reactor technology designed to power small areas. The technology includes sealed reactors, trucked into place and returned to the manufacturer when their fuel wanes.

These agreements join renewable energy projects and efficiency improvements in a portfolio of public effort to realign US energy production away from fossil fuels.

The US DOE announcement is here.

This is the kind of thinking and planning we get for appointing a Nobel laureate in physics to head the DOE.