Canada: Exploiting the Nuclear Momentum

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Canada is slowly cementing its status as a first mover in small modular reactors (SMRs) and advanced reactors, at least outside of Russia and China, and yet both industry leaders and provincial politicians argue that Ottawa must do more to enable Canada's newbuild ambitions. That was the theme at the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) annual conference in Ottawa this week. Under a federal mandate to carve a path toward net zero carbon economies by 2050, four Canadian provinces are putting nuclear — SMRs, advanced reactors and potentially even traditional large newbuilds — at the heart of their power sector strategies.

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