NIA supports proposed Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act
The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) supports the proposed Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act (NERDA) that was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. In early March, this bipartisan bill passed the Energy Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. It is expected to go before the full committee soon. NIA appreciates the leadership by cosponsors, Representative Conor Lamb (PA) and Representative Dan Newhouse (WA), as well as the efforts of the subcommittee.
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Begins New Leadership Search
WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today launches its search for a new Executive Director to lead its efforts in commercializing advanced nuclear technologies. As an independent not-for-profit organization, NIA's mission includes reducing and, if possible, eliminating barriers to advanced reactor deployment, enabling supportive policies, and coordinating efforts on federal policy and financing.
Report Examines Nuclear Energy Cooperation Between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea
WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today released a report U.S.-ROK Cooperation on Nuclear Energy to Address Climate Change. Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, with a limited window to reduce them by mid-century. Both the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) remain dependent on traditional fossil fuel use for over 80% of their energy consumption. The two countries saw their carbon emissions rise in 2018, and neither country is on a trajectory to reduce emissions at a rate consistent with scientific assessments for what is necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Plans Leadership Transition
WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) will be launching a search for new leadership as founding executive director Ashley Finan takes on a new role. Finan will depart NIA to become the director of the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
“It has been a privilege, a thrill and a labor of love to lead the NIA in its establishment and initial growth,” Finan stated. “NIA facilitated the creation of programs like NRIC; but advanced reactor deployment will still require the organization’s important efforts to attract investment, improve regulatory processes and grow access to international markets.”