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Anjani Trivedi

Nuclear Is The Future. Tiger and Bill Gates Know It

There’s a new generation of smaller reactors that could power up to 60,000 homes per unit. We shouldn’t let fear stand in our way.

Facing the fear.

Facing the fear.

Photographer: Jean-Francois Badias/AFP/Getty Images

As energy security becomes a growing source of angst, it’s clear that large-scale, reliable use of renewable resources remain a distant reality in many countries. That’s allowed a more controversial — and almost perfect — alternative to make a comeback: nuclear. Trouble is, nobody wants a reactor in their backyard and the memories of past accidents remains a serious concern. 

But with costs rising and few solutions at hand, both governments and companies are turning to nuclear power as a cleaner and cheaper source to help them reach their ambitious climate goals.