Nuclear Innovation Alliance Announces Executive Director

May 16th, 2018
WASHINGTON – The Board of Directors of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ashley Finan as the organization’s Executive Director, effective immediately. The Nuclear Innovation Alliance supports entrepreneurialism and the accelerated innovation and commercialization of advanced nuclear energy systems with the goal of providing more economically competitive, carbon-free energy to the world.

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

April 25th, 2018
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.

Report Calls for Changes to Nuclear Energy Technology Export Controls

December 4th, 2017
WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today released recommendations to improve the efficiency of U.S. export controls for nuclear energy technologies. The report makes recommendations to the federal government and industry on how to better enable the international flow of unclassified nuclear energy assistance and technology to help address global energy challenges and enable commercial opportunities.

New Report Calls for Reforms to Support Small Modular Reactor Development

October 11th, 2017
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.

Experts Call for Regulatory Changes to Enable Advanced Nuclear Reactor Innovation

April 12th, 2016
Nuclear Innovation Alliance recommendations call for updating the regulatory process. Cambridge, Mass. – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today released recommendations calling for updating the regulatory process for advanced nuclear reactors. Representing a diverse group of technical experts, nuclear technology companies, investors, environmental organizations and academics, the organization developed recommendations that address opportunities within the regulatory, policy and industry arenas to facilitate the efficient, predictable and safe licensing of a new generation of reactors.