Nuclear Energy

Ford, Michael J., and Daniel P. Schrag. 2018. “A tortoise approach for US nuclear research and development.” Nature Energy, 1. Publisher's Version Abstract
In Aesop’s fable, a swift hare races with a deliberate tortoise. In the end, the tortoise wins by taking a slow and steady approach. We argue that, given the economic constraints on US deployment of nuclear power, a ‘tortoise strategy’ is more prudent for US government nuclear R&D efforts.