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DOE and Treasury issue further guidance on investment tax credits for advanced energy projects (48C)

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the 48C tax credit program, initially enacted in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and provided an additional $10 billion in...


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...


Mexico's Mining Reform comes into force

Relevant mining reforms entered into force on May 9, 2023, generating important impacts and new obligations for the sector. With its enactment, the deadline for a possible challenge to the...


Mexico approves Mining Reform

The Mexican Congress approved the Mining Reform, with substantial impacts on mining concessions, use of national waters and waste management.


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...

Published Works

Policy, Legal Processes and Precedents for Space Mining Springer: Handbook of Space Resources

The regulation of space activities and space mining is governed by international law, and the foundational document for this is the Outer Space Treaty. However, this treaty was signed over...


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 ...

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