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.
The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan, stood witness today in a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the nomination of the Honorable Jennifer Granholm to be the Secretary of Energy.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) today announced the Democratic rosters for the House Appropriations Committee’s 12 subcommittees in the 117th Congress, including the Subcommittee Chairs and full Committee Vice Chair who were elected by the Committee’s Democratic Members.
Today, President Trump is issuing an Executive Order on Promoting Small Modular Reactors for National Defense and Space Exploration, which will further revitalize the United States nuclear energy sector, reinvigorate America’s space exploration program, and produce diverse energy options for national defense needs.
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., today announced that their bipartisan, bicameral Energy Act of 2020 has been included as Division Z of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, must-pass legislation that will be considered in the House and Senate starting today.