Nuclear Technology Legislation Advances

Mar 23, 2018

In a promising move for nuclear technology development efforts, the Senate recently approved the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, which allows private industry to directly collaborate with Department of Energy National Labs to create new reactor models. A companion bill in the House was already passed, increasing chances that the bill may make it to the President in the near future.

The Senate Energy Committee also passed the Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies Act, mandating the Energy Secretary to secure agreements with private companies to collaborate on at least four advanced nuclear reactor projects by fall 2028.

To view the Senate-Approved Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, click here:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1457

To view the Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies Act, recently passed by the Senate Energy Committee, click here:
https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/97