"The premiers of three Canadian provinces propose to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change by supporting the development of small nuclear reactors. This is a really bad idea. And a very expensive one.
Messrs Ford, Moe, and Higgs: the premiers of Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick respectively, have decided that small modular nuclear reactors are going to be the central part of their provinces’ plans to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and meet the provincial targets they have set in line with Canada’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.
There’s only one problem: these small modular reactors do not yet exist. They are a figment of the imagination of a nuclear power industry which is increasingly being phased out across Europe and North America, and which is desperately looking for a reason to be still in business."