Nuclear Innovation Alliance Statement on the Release of a New Report, “Transforming the U.S. Department of Energy: Paving the Way to Commercialize Advanced Nuclear Energy”

WASHINGTON D.C. (January 19th, 2023) The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) shared the following statement on the release of a new report, “Transforming the U.S. Department of Energy: Paving the Way to Commercialize Advanced Nuclear Energy.” This new publication provides recommendations on how DOE can be more effective in helping to commercialize advanced nuclear energy technologies. These recommendations include, for example, developing an advanced nuclear energy earthshot, adopting a more businesslike approach, and improving DOE’s program integration efforts.

$5 Million Included in Appropriations to Help Cover Advanced Nuclear Reactor Licensing Fees

WASHINGTON D.C. (January 25, 2023) Advanced nuclear reactor companies are achieving rapid progress and are quickly moving towards the deployment of first-of-a-kind (FOAK) reactors. These novel technologies are poised to help combat climate change and meet energy security needs but will need to first be licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The NRC is the independent federal agency that licenses and permits the construction and operation of nuclear reactors in the United States. For several years, there have been bi-partisan efforts in Congress to modernize the NRC’s operations to reduce barriers to advanced nuclear energy deployment.

Article Published in POWER Magazine featuring NIA Project Manager Patrick White

WASHINGTON D.C. (December 1, 2022) This article was published on December 1st on POWER Magazine. To read this article, click here: Exploring Innovative Solutions for Nuclear Waste. The first two paragraphs of the article can be seen below. 

Exploring Innovative Solutions for Nuclear Waste

Inflation Reduction Act is “Monumental Legislation” that Incentivizes the Deployment of Advanced Nuclear Energy

(Washington, D.C. - August 16, 2022) NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald provided the following statement on President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law today:

"NIA applauds the President for signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This monumental legislation includes major clean energy and infrastructure investments and incentives that will drive advanced nuclear energy innovation and commercialization.

“Key advanced nuclear energy-related provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act include: