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NRC Seeks to Clear Up Confusion over Fusion Energy Regulatory Framework

USA - January 28 2021 The NRC held a public meeting on January 26 to discuss potential options for licensing fusion energy systems. This meeting is part of the NRC’s work…

Jane T. Accomando, Scott D. Clausen.

Changes We Can Expect Now That Biden Has Designated Hanson as NRC Chairman

USA - January 23 2021 President Joe Biden has elevated Democratic Commissioner Christopher T. Hanson to serve as Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Mr…

Ryan K. Lighty.

Congress Updates US Energy Policy, Incorporates Energy-Related Tax Provisions Through Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

USA - December 29 2020 The US Congress has adopted the first extensive update to US federal energy policies in over a decade in the Energy Act of 2020 (Energy Act), which…

Ariel Braunstein, J. Daniel Skees, Kathryn M. Sutton, Kenneth M. Kulak, Levi McAllister, Pamela Tsang Wu, Patrick R. Pennella, Stephen M. Spina, Timothy P. Matthews.

DOE Prohibits All Chinese Equipment in Electric Infrastructure Serving Certain Defense Facilities

USA - December 18 2020 The secretary of the US Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order on December 17 prohibiting electric utilities from installing equipment or…

Giovanna M. Cinelli, J. Daniel Skees, Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp.

Reactors in Space - It’s Not Science ‘Fission’!

USA - December 16 2020 Is it science fiction to consider living on the moon or traveling to Mars in only a few months? Maybe not. The US government is promoting…

Roland Backhaus.