IMSR® power plants are cost-competitive with fossil fuels and renewables.
Article in the journal Sustainability posits that timely deployment of advanced nuclear like the IMSR®—”perfectly capable of providing all the energy humanity needs for centuries”—could be the silver bullet needed for achieving aggressive Paris climate targets.
Peer-reviewed article in the journal Energies finds that had the rate of commercial nuclear deployment in the late-1960s to 1970s been maintained to the present day, nuclear power could now be around 10 percent of its current cost and could have substituted for 69,000 to 186,000 TWh of coal and gas generation—thereby avoiding up to 9.5 million deaths and 174 Gt CO2 emissions.
On November 30, 2017, Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish explained why nuclear will be a clean energy solution to climate change at The New York Times’s 2017 ClimateTECH conference, with Lisa Friedman and Michael Shellenberger.
Computer-generated fly-by of the IMSR® power plant.
Terrestrial Energy is rethinking energy. In this video, members of the Terrestrial Energy team explain the benefits of IMSR® technology, and explore the business itself.
Read the Energy For Humanity publication that cites Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR® as “one of the promising molten salt-based reactor designs currently in development.”
Dr. Ben Heard and others publish in the journal Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews their analysis of the feasibility of 100% renewable-electricity systems and find that 24 academic studies published to-date provide no convincing evidence that basic feasibility criteria can be met.
Process Safety & Environmental Protection: J-value Assessment of Relocation Measures Post-Chernobyl and Fukushima
Article in the journal Process Safety & Environmental Protections examines the effectiveness of population relocation measures following the nuclear accidents at Chernobyl in 1986 and Fukushima in 2011 and concludes that “relocation should be used sparingly if at all after any major nuclear accident.”
Authors in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences find significant shortcomings in a study that concluded the feasibility of providing low-cost solutions to the grid with 100 percent penetration of wind, water and solar power in the continental U.S. “Policy makers should treat with caution any visions of a rapid, reliable, and low-cost transition to entire energy systems that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar, and hydroelectric power,” they write.