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Idaho National Laboratory recommendations on ways to improve NRC reactor licensing

In April 2023, Idaho National Laboratory (“INL”), a U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) National Laboratory, published a report entitled “Recommendations to...


Department of Energy report on advanced reactors sets forth Pathway to Commercial Liftoff

The U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) is releasing a series of reports on the path to commercialization for certain clean energy technologies, including a report on advanced...


NRC Commissioners vote on regulatory framework for fusion, picking the byproduct materials framework

On April 13, 2023, Commissioners of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”) directed the NRC staff to create a regulatory framework for fusion energy systems, building on ...


Legislation to advance new nuclear technologies and establish interagency and international engagement

Today, April 3, the Senate Energy and Public Works Committee (“EPW”) introduced new legislation that continues to demonstrate bipartisan support for advanced nuclear reactor...


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 ...


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.


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...

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