Having the opportunity to solve both of these problems is why I became a nuclear engineer.  That’s why we’re building a new kind of nuclear reactor at Transatomic Power.

FirstEnergy’s announcement that they are planning to close the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station and Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio and the Beaver Valley Power Station in Pennsylvania should serve as a wake-up call for policymakers around the challenges facing nuclear plants across the country and the urgent need for solutions to ensure their continued operation.

The United States is a leader on innovation.  American innovators created technologies that have literally changed the world – the light bulb, the airplane, the integrated circuit, the digital computer, and the modern Internet.  As we celebrate Nuclear Innovation Week, it’s worth considering how nuclear fits into America’s proud history of innovation.

Nuclear Matters applauds Congress’s inclusion of tax provisions that will incentivize the advancement of nuclear energy in the United States.

By rejecting Secretary Rick Perry’s directive and establishing a new process, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) failed to swiftly address the reliability and resiliency of the nation’s electricity grid, even at a time when frigid temperatures are placing greater stress on generation and cost.

Nuclear Matters is deeply disappointed that the New Jersey State Legislature failed to vote on S3560 and A5330. Nuclear energy is critical to New Jersey, especially during cold winter weather like the state is currently experiencing. The state’s three facilities provide more than 38 percent of New Jersey’s energy and more than 97 percent of its carbon-free energy.

Nuclear Matters applauds the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for unanimously approving the continued construction at Plant Vogtle.

Nuclear Matters applauds the Connecticut House of Representatives for taking action to pass SB-1501, which passed the State Senate last month. Its action was a vote to save well-paying jobs, local economic vitality and the environment by properly valuing nuclear energy as a zero-carbon electricity generating resource in the state.

 

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