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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...


English Court denies permission for ClientEarth climate claim against Shell directors

The English High Court has refused permission for ClientEarth to continue a derivative claim against the directors of Shell in relation to the company's climate change commitments and...


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 ...


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.

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