John Kerry, when talking about small modular reactors, stated: “I don’t think we get there without it.”

Coal country is a ripe target for this technology, with infrastructure that can be repurposed, capable workforces and communities eager to reclaim prominence in the energy economy. More than 300 retired and operating coal plants in the United States are good candidates for a nuclear conversion, according to a recent Department of Energy report that has touched off a frenzy of activity.

It is great to see communities coming together in support of zero-carbon nuclear. Their self interest and the needs of the planet are directly aligned. This isn’t sufficient but a necessary component of success.

To learn more, here is a link to the article that appeared in the Washington Post: