Deep decarbonization models generally have limited consideration of the unique characteristics of advanced reactors. This report identifies relevant future for energy system modelers to include advanced nuclear energy in future modeling efforts. For more information on how deep decarbonization models mischaracterize advanced nuclear energy and the challenges answered by this report, please refer to our blog post, Deep Decarbonization Models Miss the Mark on Advanced Nuclear Energy.

This primer provides basic information on advanced reactors to help the public and stakeholders understand the promise of innovative nuclear technologies. Dozens are under development around the world; this primer focuses on those in the United States and Canada.

Building on past work at NIA, this memo describes how the Department of Energy can leverage milestones-based approaches to funding demonstration projects for new technologies. It reviews the benefits of such approaches and calls for internal champions at DOE to embrace an investor mindset to technology demonstration.

This brief provides an overview of options for fee reform at the NRC to increase public investment in regulatory infrastructure and increase regulatory efficiency to accelerate nuclear innovation.

Nuclear Innovation Alliance submitted this Statement for the Record for the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on “The Infrastructure Needs of the U.S. Energy Sector, Western Water and Public Lands, and Consideration of a Legislative Proposal.” NIA strongly supports the proposed legislation which would build a strong foundation for advanced reactors to contribute to climate mitigation.