NIA Statement on the Release of “Advanced Nuclear Reactors for State Policymakers, A Brief”
Today the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) released a new report, “Advanced Nuclear Reactors for State Policymakers, A Brief.” This brief serves as an introduction to advanced nuclear energy projects and policies for state-level policymakers and stakeholders. The Brief describes advanced reactor technology and its benefits, providing an overview of enabling federal policies, and reviewing state options to incentivize local development of advanced reactors. The report also contains case studies of emerging, state-specific advanced nuclear projects like:
Deep Decarbonization Models Miss the Mark on Advanced Nuclear Energy
WASHINGTON D.C. (September 1, 2021)In the past three years, nine U.S. states enacted legislation to fully decarbonize the electricity sector by 2050 or sooner. Three of those state laws require 85-100 percent reductions in economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions. At least 29 U.S. electric and gas utilities have pledged to reduce CO2 or GHG emissions by similar amounts. Earlier this year, President Biden proposed a target of 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.
NIA Statement in Support of the National Nuclear University Research Reinvestment Act
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Executive Director Judi Greenwald issued the following statement on the release of the "National Nuclear University Research Infrastructure Reinvestment Act of 2021":
“The Nuclear Innovation Alliance is excited to support the proposed National Nuclear University Research Reinvestment Act. Our universities are the foundation of American leadership in technology and innovation, and the proposed legislation would build on that legacy. This bill would not only strengthen institutional capabilities. It would also invest in a new generation of nuclear energy researchers from diverse backgrounds, unleashing a new wave of nuclear innovation.”
NIA Supports Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Executive Director Judi Greenwald issued the following statement on the release of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework:
"The Nuclear Innovation Alliance strongly supports the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that is being considered in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation would provide the foundation for reaching the nation's long-term climate, economic, and justice goals. It contains many provisions that will strengthen the resiliency of the energy system while creating jobs and economic growth.
NIA Statement in Support of the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Executive Director Judi Greenwald issued the following statement on the release of the Energy Sector Innovation Credit Act (ESIC):
“We are encouraged by the leadership of Senators Crapo, Whitehouse, Barasso, Bennet, Risch, and Hickenlooper in introducing technology-inclusive tax credit legislation to promote innovation in clean energy technology. Representatives Reed and Panetta have introduced identical legislation in the House.