Both Dominion and Gov. Youngkin’s office included SMRs in their 2022 plans, but expanding nuclear is not as timely and efficient as proponents claim. Solar, wind and new energy storage technologies can address the entire decarbonization problem.
Arjun Makhijani is president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. He has a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialized in nuclear fusion. A part of this op ed was based on an earlier article published Utility Dive.