NIA Event for Release of Report on NRC Fee Reform for Advanced Reactors
WASHINGTON – The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is hosting a webinar at 12pm ET on Wednesday, May 19th about the release of a new report “Unlocking Advanced Nuclear Innovation: The Role of Fee Reform and Public Investment.” As multiple advanced reactor vendors enter the licensing process to build first-of-a-kind demonstration projects, issues with the NRC's current user fee cost recovery model could slow innovation and raise regulatory costs. Importantly, reliance on applicant fees limits the ability of the NRC to hire and train staff ahead of expected applications, reducing regulatory efficiency.
Advanced Nuclear Energy is Critical Energy Infrastructure
WASHINGTON D.C. (April 20, 2021)Just as existing nuclear power plants provide the bedrock for our modern clean energy infrastructure, developing the infrastructure to commercialize advanced nuclear technologies will allow the United States to finish the task of decarbonization while providing high-paying jobs. Advanced nuclear energy is critical infrastructure. U.S. investment in developing new reactor technologies is needed to unlock economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits for the United States and the world in the 21st century.
NIA Statement on the New U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution to Global Climate Mitigation
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Executive Director Judi Greenwald issued the following statement on the announcement by President Biden today of the new U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution as part of the U.S. reentry into the the Paris Agreement:
NIA Statement on the Upcoming Climate Summit
Nuclear Innovation Alliance Executive Director Judi Greenwald issued the following statement on the upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate that will be hosted by President Biden from April 22-23, 2021:
NIA Congratules Secretary Granholm
The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) today released the following statement in response to the Senate's confirmation of Secretary Jennifer Granholm to head the Department of Energy. This statement may be attributed to NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald: