A graphic comparing the output of small modular reactors to conventional nuclear power reactors.
For decades, some nuclear engineers have been pushing an alternate technology that they claim could address all the concerns of conventional nuclear reactors. Called Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), these plants,would be inherently cheaper to build and safer to operate than conventional plants.
Renewable Fuel Standards designate the minimum levels at which several categories of biofuel are consumed through 2022.
CO2 emissions from fossil fuel have been growing steadily in the US and are projected to continue growing until 2030 and beyond if no legislation is passed to reduce emissions.
CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.
In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.
CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.
The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.