Congress Passes Nuclear Regulatory Modernization Bill

WASHINGTON – On December 21, Congress passed S.512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA). The bill includes fee reforms and modernization requirements that will enhance the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s capability to efficiently and thoroughly review advanced designs.

Passage of Landmark Advanced Nuclear Legislation

WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance applauds the House passage of the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA) this afternoon.  This is a landmark moment for nuclear energy: The House and Senate have recognized the importance of bringing advanced nuclear technology to bear against the challenges of energy security, climate change, and affordability, as part of a diverse and resilient energy system. Here are a few of the key benefits of this bipartisan legislation:

Letter to Congress from Nonproliferation Experts Supports Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON – A group of nonproliferation experts sent a letter to Congress today urging nuclear energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia. The letter recommends that Congress support a nuclear cooperation agreement (a so-called “123 agreement”) with Saudi Arabia that meets U.S. law requirements and creates barriers to prevent misuse of civil nuclear power for nuclear explosive or military purposes. The letter argues that the United States should not seek conditions that will ultimately cause the Saudis to reject a cooperation agreement.

New Report Calls for Reforms to Support Small Modular Reactor Development

WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today released recommendations to support the development and commercialization of small modular reactors (SMRs) by U.S. companies. The report provides guidance for state and federal governments to accelerate both light water and non-light water SMR design availability to meet global energy challenges and national security imperatives.