The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) has released the joint USNIC and Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) November 5, 2021 submission to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which provides Comprehensive Industry Comments on NRC’s Rulemaking on “Risk-Informed, Technology-Inclusive Regulatory Framework for Advanced Reactors (RIN-3150-AK31; NRC-2019-0062)” (better known as Part 53).
WATCH: C3 Solutions interview with Bud Albright, CEO at the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council. He is the former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. In that role, as the third most senior official at DOE, he provided leadership for energy and environment programs, including: energy research and development; demonstration and deployment; environmental cleanup; legacy management and radioactive waste management, all with a total budget of nearly $15 billion. Albright was appointed by President Bush and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. To celebrate National Nuclear Science Week, we are interviewing 4 top experts in the field. Tune in for this one and check out our schedule for the others!
The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) writes Congressional leaders in support of America’s efforts to maintain progress and regain a leading role in the deployment and use of clean, safe, and efficient nuclear power.
The U.S. Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) has released the results of its 2021 Advanced Nuclear Survey of advanced nuclear developers and presented them at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Advanced Reactor Stakeholders meeting on 26 August 2021. USNIC President and CEO Bud Albright recognized, “This represents a comprehensive survey that addresses a wide range of issues important to U.S. advanced nuclear developers, and demonstrates USNIC’s role to gather and present relevant information for government decision makers and industry.”
Washington, DC – The United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) announced today that it is expanding its focus within the U.S. government to support the nuclear industry’s intergovernmental coordination for deployment of micro and small modular nuclear reactors...
Today the U.S. Nuclear Industry Council submitted a letter to President Biden on the importance of having a full complement of commissioners at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to the U.S. Nuclear Industry.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Congressional Budget request which seeks a record $1.8 billion for the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). This is a historic level of commitment by the Biden-Harris Administration and it clearly recognizes the important role our current nuclear fleet and future reactors will play in combating the climate crisis, creating clean energy jobs with the free and fair choice to join a union, and growing America’s economy through innovative science and technology.
TerraPower recently announced plans to build its Natrium reactor at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming... The U.S. Department of Energy is extremely excited about this project and is investing nearly $2 billion to support the licensing, construction and demonstration of this first-of-a-kind reactor by 2028.
New Monthly Internet TV Series to Feature Nuclear Industry Professionals Discussing Advanced Nuclear Technology to Include Topics Ranging from Small Modular Reactors (SMR’s) to new State-of-the Art Applications
The White House has signaled privately to lawmakers and stakeholders in recent weeks that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep existing nuclear facilities from closing, bending to the reality that it needs these plants to meet U.S. climate goals, three sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
"Sadly, the world lost a splendid man and a wonderful friend of nuclear late last week. Pete Lyons, former NRC commissioner, long-time energy staffer to U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, Los Alamos lab scientist, senior leader in DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, and friend to many, died after a long battle with cancer..."
USNIC has joined with other nuclear industry groups and utility regulators to urge the Department of Energy to "establish an office within DOE… dedicated to developing and managing an integrated nuclear waste storage, transportation, and disposal program."
On behalf of the United States Nuclear Industry Council (USNIC) I commend the approach taken to expand clean energy as set forth in your discussion draft of the Energy Sector Innovation Credit (ESIC) Act. It is especially encouraging that you have expressly included nuclear in your text, acknowledging the instrumental role the industry can play in our nation’s long-term energy and climate strategy.
Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10), lead Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, and Congressman French Hill (AR-02), lead Republican on the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy, introduced the International Nuclear Energy Financing Act, which would bring back financing for nuclear power at the World Bank.
The Senate confirmed President Biden's pick for energy secretary Jennifer Granholm in a 64-35 vote Thursday afternoon. "We congratulate Gov Granholm on her confirmation as secretary of energy, and look forward to working with her," said USNIC CEO Bud Albright.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has just released their yearly status update for advanced reactors. "This paper provides the Commission with an update on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff’s ongoing activities to make the safe use of advanced nuclear reactor technology possible."
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced additional Biden-Harris Administration appointees joining the DOE team to deliver on President Biden’s climate priorities and create a clean energy future for the American people.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a business meeting to consider the pending nomination of Governor Jennifer Granholm to be the Secretary of Energy. She passed out of committee by a recorded vote of 13-4. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), incoming Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, voted to support Governor Granholm’s nomination. Governor Granholm previously committed to Senator Manchin that DOE will prioritize investments in states that have lost traditional energy jobs.
TVA intends to prepare a PEIS to address the potential environmental effects associated with the construction, operation, and decommissioning of an advanced nuclear reactor technology park at TVA’s 935-acre CRN site in Oak Ridge, Roane County, Tennessee. The park would contain one or more advanced nuclear reactors with a cumulative electrical output not to exceed 800 megawatts electric (MWe). A Notice of Intent will be published this week.