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NRC's New Chairman Urged to Heed Agency's Climate Policy Role

Christopher Hanson, a nuclear energy government and industry veteran, has taken the helm of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The designation by President Joe Biden on Jan. 23 may provide…


Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Existing Nuclear Plants Clears Senate Committee

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved the American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (ANIA), just two weeks after it was introduced. Among the bill’s major…


How Biden’s Presidency Could (Further) Transform the Power Sector

Joe Biden on Nov. 7 clinched the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, barring Donald Trump’s prospects for a second-term. Almost immediately, reactions from various parts of the…


Shakeup for 720-MW Nuclear SMR Project as More Cities Withdraw Participation

At least eight cities have now dropped shares in the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP), a 720-MWe NuScale Power small modular reactor (SMR) project proposed by Utah Associated Municipal Power…


DOE Issues Emergency Order to Alleviate California Power Crisis

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Sept. 6 took the rare but drastic action of issuing an emergency order under the Federal Power Act (FPA) to authorize the maximum…