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Competition begins for DOE infrastructure act funds

In November 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed into law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA or the Act), which provides support for a broad array of clean...

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NRC Commission and staff take several actions impacting environmental reviews during licensing

First, the Commission voted to not conduct a formal rulemaking on the NRC’s current environmental review process under 10 CFR Part 51. Separately, the staff proposed alternative...

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NRC staff concludes review of Environmental Justice policy, makes recommendations to the Commission

On April 12, 2022, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) staff completed its systematic assessment of how the NRC approaches environmental justice in its programs,...

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Bipartisan legislation to restore the U.S. as nuclear energy leader and partner

On April 7, 2022, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ...

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Bipartisan legislation to restore the U.S. as nuclear energy leader and partner

On April 7, 2022, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, ...

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White House summit on developing fusion energy, with Amy Roma as key regulatory panelist

Energy experts and leaders gathered at the White House on March 17, 2022 for a summit on the commercialization of clean fusion energy. The summit, titled “Developing a Bold...

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NRC ordered new environmental reviews for subsequent license renewals—reversing approved extensions

On February 24, 2022, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued three unusual decisions pertaining to the agency’s review of subsequent license renewal (SLR) applications. ...

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NRC Ordered Updated Environmental Review for Reactors Seeking Subsequent License Renewals

On February 24, 2022, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued three unusual decisions pertaining to the agency’s review of subsequent license renewal (SLR) applications. ...

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DER aggregation is coming to wholesale markets, but when?

On September 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a rule, Order 2222, calling for tariff changes to permit the aggregation of distributed energy resources (DERs) ...

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