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Small modular reactors in the transition from fossil fuels


This inquiry will assess the factors hindering small modular reactor (SMR) deployment in the UK and the ways in which SMRs can be utilised to meet net zero targets and the 24GW nuclear power target by 2050.  

It will examine why there has been slow progress in the deployment of SMRs in the UK, how best to deploy SMRs using existing best practise and experience, and the potential public benefits of adopting SMRs as part of the UK’s energy mix.  

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry.