Advanced nuclear power sees growth

The number of projects developing advanced nuclear technologies across North America has grown more than 50%, from 48 to 75, over just the past three years, according to a new analysis and interactive map being released today by the centrist think tank Third Way.

Data: Third Way; Chart: Chris Canipe

Why it matters: The trend provides a counterweight to the dismal outlook for America’s existing nuclear industry, which features different technologies and is struggling to remain competitive with cheap natural gas and renewable power.