Sputnik, Climate, Fukushima and Small Modular Reactors: Innovation and Planning to "Change the Game"

Victor Reis, U.S. Department of Energy

President Obama has suggested the Sputnik-to-Apollo program as a model for innovation and developing clean energy in the United States.  I'll use that model to analyze several presidentially driven programs: Stockpile Stewardship, Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, and indicate how it might be applied to small nuclear modular reactors in the aftermath of Fukushima.

Abstract Author(s): Victor Reis