NRC’s New Chairman Urged to Heed Agency’s Climate Policy Role

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:57:17 +0000

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Christopher Hanson, a nuclear energy government and industry veteran, has taken the helm of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The designation by President Joe Biden on Jan. 23 may provide a boost to the administration’s climate initiatives, experts told POWER.  Hanson, a Democrat, is expected to fill the role for remainder of his five-year term […]

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NRC’s New Chairman Urged to Heed Agency’s Climate Policy Role

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:57:17 +0000

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Christopher Hanson, a nuclear energy government and industry veteran, has taken the helm of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The designation by President Joe Biden on Jan. 23 may provide a boost to the administration’s climate initiatives, experts told POWER.  Hanson, a Democrat, is expected to fill the role for remainder of his five-year term […]

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A Hopeful Narrative for the Nuclear Industry

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:36:15 +0000

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Although there is only one nuclear power plant construction project in progress today in the U.S., that doesn’t mean the nuclear industry has gone dormant. A lot of research and development are ongoing, and the federal government is putting millions of dollars behind some of the efforts. The Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program “The Department of […]

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Natrium, Xe-100 Are DOE’s Picks for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstrations

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:44:11 +0000

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TerraPower and X-energy will each receive $80 million in initial federal funding under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) to build their two distinct advanced nuclear reactors and begin operating them within seven years.  Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette made the much-awaited announcement about the first ARDP awards in a brief Twitter […]

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Natrium, Xe-100 Are DOE’s Picks for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstrations

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:44:11 +0000

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TerraPower and X-energy will each receive $80 million in initial federal funding under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) to build their two distinct advanced nuclear reactors and begin operating them within seven years.  Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette made the much-awaited announcement about the first ARDP awards in a brief Twitter […]

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Natrium, Xe-100 Are DOE’s Picks for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Demonstrations

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 11:44:11 +0000

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TerraPower and X-energy will each receive $80 million in initial federal funding under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) to build their two distinct advanced nuclear reactors and begin operating them within seven years.  Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette made the much-awaited announcement about the first ARDP awards in a brief Twitter […]

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Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 21:42:04 +0000

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The Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) to implement President Trump’s broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO) “later this fall,” a DOE official confirmed to POWER on Oct. 5. Though the NOPR is delayed beyond the 150-day timeframe set by the EO, various BPS stakeholders are […]

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Mixed Reactions on Looming DOE NOPR for Bulk Power System Security

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 21:42:04 +0000

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The Department of Energy (DOE) will issue a notice of proposed rule-making (NOPR) to implement President Trump’s broad bulk power system (BPS) security executive order (EO) “later this fall,” a DOE official confirmed to POWER on Oct. 5. Though the NOPR is delayed beyond the 150-day timeframe set by the EO, various BPS stakeholders are […]

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U.S. Nuclear Industry Shaved Generating Costs by 7.6% Compared to 2018

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:35:18 +0000

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The U.S. nuclear power fleet last year achieved its lowest recorded average total generating costs in two decades—$30.42/MWh—though it ran at a record-high 93.4% average capacity factor. Total generating costs were 7.6% lower last year compared to the prior year, and have fallen nearly 32% since 2012. The numbers, highlighted in the Nuclear Energy Institute’s […]

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Power Industry Pleads for Priority COVID-19 Testing, PPE for Mission-Essential Workers

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:40:13 +0000

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The U.S. power sector is rallying together to implore state and local governments to treat sector-wide “mission-essential employees” with higher priority and ensure they have top-level access to testing and personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. In a four-page April 2 white paper presumably addressing federal leadership, the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council […]

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