Director of Energy, Breakthrough Institute

In this episode, we discuss...

  • Jessica's start in Astrophysics, transition to Energy, and how she joined Breakthrough

  • The various topic areas the Breakthrough Institute focuses on and its origin story

  • The biggest challenge of Nuclear being cost and how to approach building differently

  • A review of modular construction techniques and readiness levels

  • Deployment timelines and how to make nuclear innovative

  • How construction costs differ across country

  • The market for exporting nuclear tech and various factors that make it attractive

  • The importance of fuel reliability, export control, and security considerations

  • Canada's efforts on licensing advanced reactor technologies

  • Floating Reactors, Micro Reactors, Autonomous Reactors

Jessica Lovering

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