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U.S. announces new European SMR initiatives at COP27 in Egypt

As world leaders gather in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP27, supporting clean energy transitions remain central to...

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IEA unpacks global energy crisis, UN emissions report, and nuclear leaders meet in D.C. at IAEA event

The world is currently experiencing a global energy crisis of unprecedented breadth and complexity, according to the International Energy Agency (“IEA”) in its annual World ...

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Ticking the box? Guidelines concerning reporting under the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

On 14 October 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Export Control (Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle; “BAFA”), has published its long-awaited...

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Virginia boosts nuclear in updated Energy Plan and focuses on diverse energy mix

On October 3, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin unveiled Virginia’s 2022 Energy Plan, which includes calling for deployment of the state’s first SMR within the decade and going...

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IAEA projects growth for nuclear due to climate and energy security needs; IEA projects same

On September 26, 2022, the International Atomic Energy Agency (“IAEA”) published its annual projections on nuclear power growth, predicting a substantial increase in nuclear...

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Temporary solidarity contribution concerning the oil, gas, coal and refinery sectors

The European Commission has published its proposal for a Council regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices. Besides establishing a regime for demand reduction...

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New DOE Report shows former coal plants can support new nuclear plants and a just energy transition

A recent report released last week by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that hundreds of coal plant sites could host new nuclear reactors. Siting new nuclear at retiring coal...

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NRC Staff contemplates licensing and regulating fusion energy systems

On September 14, the NRC staff publicly released its preliminary White Paper on “Licensing and Regulating Fusion Energy Systems” to support upcoming meetings with the Advisory...

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The CHIPS and Science Act creates opportunities for advanced nuclear

On August 9, 2022, President Biden signed the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022 (H.R. 4346) (collectively the “CHIPS and Science...

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