Carnegie Mellon University

Figure 5: Resources required by Level of technical risk

August 10, 2017

U.S. Nuclear Energy Research Program Insufficient for Decarbonization Goals

Engineering and Public Policy Professor M. Granger Morgan and other researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California San Diego conducted a study on the U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) research program. The study shows that without changes the program won't be able to produce an advanced nuclear reactor by mid-century.