No business case for new nuclear reactors in New Brunswick

Nuclear energy is more expensive than renewable energy, writes M. V. Ramana, Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security and Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia.

New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs has endorsed so-called “small modular nuclear reactors” or SMRs. SMRs represent an untested technology but what we know on the basis of technical characteristics and historical precedent is that they will be expensive and any electricity they generate will not be economical.

Read the full story in the NB Media Co-op here.

Author: CRED-NB

Coalition for Responsible Energy Development in New Brunswick