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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Senators call for the NRC to develop differentiated fusion regulation

On August 18, 2022, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW), and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the EPW,...


The Inflation Reduction Act officially signed into law

Yesterday President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) into law. The legislation - which passed in the House of Representatives by a 220-207 vote on August 12 and...


A quick Q&A with Neil Chatterjee about energy transition, former FERC Commissioner

Listen to some recent insights about energy transition from Neil Chatterjee, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, along with Stephanie Fishman, an associate in the...


Key developments with advanced reactors to decarbonize the industrial sector

Today we take the unusual step to devote a write up to highlight two significant commercial developments for a single company because of their importance for decarbonization of the...

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