Why combining nuclear and renewable energy is important

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 The importance of combining nuclear and renewable energy

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The combination of nuclear and renewable energy is an attractive concept for achieving an optimal balance of energy system sustainability, energy security and environmental efficiency.

This is a good option for countries that are considering how to achieve such a balance. After all, small modular reactors (SMR) will complement renewable energy sources (RES), which can be “intermittent”.

Dr. Rick Springman, Senior Vice President for International Projects at Holtec International notes that using more renewable energy – wind and sun – need to. At the same time, he notes, it should be recognized that each additional renewable energy source has a higher added value. And it is nuclear energy, in particular SMR, that will be able to give what renewable energy will not give.

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