The U.S. Energy Department is teaming up with TerraPower, a company founded by Bill Gates, to develop small nuclear reactors. Expected testing will begin in 2019.

The automobile company, Rolls Royce, wants to expand into the civil nuclear sphere and offer data analytics in order to predict when nuclear power stations may break down.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed that Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) can have reduced Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs), which could benefit construction of future SMRs.

Russia’s floating nuclear power plant, docked in Murmansk, shows the advantages that this nuclear technology may have over traditional land-based power plants.