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New GAO Report highlights advancements in fusion, challenges, and provides policy recommendations

On March 30, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report walking through the benefits and latest progress in fusion energy developments, while noting certain ...


Why Mexico is attracting foreign investors considering nearshoring in the Americas?

Mexico is uniquely positioned to benefit foreign investors considering nearshoring. Not only Mexico’s geographical location in North America allures investors, but also its attractive ...


White House and DOE pledge $6 billion to decarbonize heavy industry; new funding opportunity announced

On March 8, 2023, the Biden Administration announced approximately $6 billion in funding through a new program within the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) aimed at accelerating ...


X-energy/Dow, Westinghouse announcements and other significant nuclear developments around the globe

Interest in nuclear energy—and its promise of clean, secure, and affordable power—continue to lead to new projects in the U.S. and abroad.


Recent developments in African data protection laws – Outlook for 2023

Africa is continuing to strengthen its data protection legal and regulatory framework. To date, thirty six out of fifty four African countries have data protection laws and/or regulations....


Delegated Acts of the European Commission concerning renewable fuels and assessing GHG emission savings

Already for a while the European Commission was expected to adopt delegated acts on the basis of the so-called Renewable Energy Directive II (“RED II”) which determine specific...


U.S. Space officials look to advance nuclear space power capabilities

On January 17, U.S. Space Force officials issued an advanced research announcement seeking new ideas in space nuclear power generation for propulsion and sensors aboard small satellites.


The National Security and Investment Act 2021: a review of the regime's first year in operation

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came into force a year ago, ushering in a new era of investment control in the UK. Though not without teething issues, the NSIA...


Japan, U.S. agree to strengthen cooperation on advanced nuclear reactors and other energy matters

On January 9, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi announced plans to strengthen bilateral cooperation on...

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