What the Struggling Nuclear Industry Can Learn From Boeing, SpaceX and Big Pharma

By [email protected] The nuclear power industry is in crisis. The newest generation of state-sponsored, super-expensive reactors are behind schedule and wildly over-budget. Older plants are being retired at a rate that new ones aren’t replacing. And dozens of startups with novel technologies are languishing, with no clear path toward partnering with private- and public-sector backers to take them to the next level.

But there’s hope for a new approach, the Breakthrough Institute says. In a newly released report, the nonprofit group has collected specific policies from other capital-intensive industries — wide-body aircraft manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, fracking and even private-sector space travel — that

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