A new report from Exelon Generation pointed to record reliability showcased by its Illinois nuclear power plants during the COVID-19 pandemic and used the fact as an opportunity to chide the state for policies it says will lead to two plant closures this fall.
“The reliable generation of electr... Read More »
President Joe Biden on Thursday named Richard Glick, a Democrat, as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Glick currently serves the commission on a term lasting until June 30, 2022. He was originally nominated to FERC by former President Donald Trump in 2017.
“I'm hon... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding awards to three different research teams through its new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).
ARDP is designed to help private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States. The DOE expects to invest approximat... Read More »
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) introduced a bill that creates a bipartisan commission within the Department of Energy (DOE) to study the civilian nuclear power industry.
The American Nuclear Leadership Commission Act directs the new commission to explore how a nuclear reactor is brought from d... Read More »
The bicameral Energy Act of 2020 -- which features provisions from multiple bills, including the Senate’s American Energy Innovation Act and the House’s Clean Economy Innovation and Jobs Act – has been included in the Appropriations Act of 2021.
If approved, the legislation would become the... Read More »
Georgia Power received the first nuclear fuel shipment for its new Vogtle Unit 3 reactor, currently under construction but nearing completion.
This milestone marks a major step for the Vogtle 3 & 4 nuclear expansion project towards operations. To receive nuclear fuel, construction of specific are... Read More »
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved the transfer of the license for the Three Mile Island Generating Station, Unit 2 (TMI-2) to EnergySolutions and its subsidiary, TMI-2 Solutions, to complete the decommissioning of the unit.
The license was transferred from FirstEnergy Companies and... Read More »
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the transfer of ownership of the Indian Point Energy Center's nuclear power plant from Entergy Corp. to Holtec International for decommissioning.
The transfer is currently targeted for May 2021, following the permanent shutdown and reactor defueling... Read More »
A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to enhance the nation’s nuclear power infrastructure.
The American Nuclear Infrastructure Act of 2020 (S. 4897) would preserve America’s nuclear fuel supply chain, reduce carbon emissions, enable U.S. international leadership, and strengthe... Read More »
A new partnership between Xcel Energy and Idaho National Laboratory, together with more than $10 million in federal funding, will investigate how to use nuclear energy to make hydrogen used at nuclear plants and, perhaps, sold to other industries.
Pairing high-temperature steam electrolysis with ... Read More »