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A Big Move Toward Small: Micro-reactors ...

PRESS RELEASE NEI MEDIA TEAM October 5, 2018 What’s New? The Pentagon, with the support of Congress, is exploring the potential for the deployment of micro-reactors at its defense installations. These reactors could run for years, independent of the grid, to provide secure, reliable power and sustain defense functions, including during an extended blackout. The Nuclear Energy […]

Senators Introduce Bill to Regain Americ...

THADDEUS SWANEK September 6, 2018 Bipartisan legislation authorizes funds for research, advanced reactors Would set up pilot program to buy resilient power from nuclear technologies for national security purposes Addresses need for domestic source of fuel for advanced reactors A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has introduced the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA), a bill designed to […]

How New York’s Clean Energy Standard Sav

THADDEUS SWANEK August 30, 2018 One worker whose job was saved at FitzPatrick Nuclear Plant tells her story Thousands work at previously-endangered nuclear power plants across the state NY’s Clean Energy Standard provides “level playing field” for all zero-emissions sources In a small town, news travels fast. So, when New York State regulators began developing […]

Congress Directs DOE Study of Micro-Reac...

August 8, 2018 The National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress this week includes language directing the Secretary of Energy to develop a report on a pilot program for deploying micro-reactors at national security facilities. The Department of Energy (DOE) report identifies where micro-reactors could play a vital role in helping to harden and secure […]

Entergy to sell 2 nuke plants for decomm...

August 1, 2018 PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The owner of nuclear power plants slated for closure in Massachusetts and Michigan says it plans to sell the facilities after they are shut down. Entergy Corp. said Wednesday the transfer of ownership to Holtec International will speed up decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, […]

Silent But Deadly

By: Jessica Reed • July 16, 2018 Electricity generation supplied by natural gas-fired power plants has increased from 30% of US electricity generation in the summer of 2014 to a forecasted 37% this summer, according to the US Energy Information Administration. The amount of electricity generation coming from coal, on the other hand, will fall […]

U.S. Department of Energy Provides Nearl...

July 11, 2018 U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry today announced today the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected nine domestic projects to receive nearly $20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. These awards are through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) U.S. Industry Opportunities for Advanced Nuclear […]