Nuclear Innovation Alliance evaluated the existing license fee system at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and found that it poses a barrier to advanced nuclear innovation. Reforming the fee system can unlock innovation and enable climate mitigation from next generation nuclear energy.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s fees for new license applications pose a challenge to private-sector nuclear innovation and regulatory efficiency. This report recommends reforming the fee model and increasing public funding to accelerate advanced reactor deployment.
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The following statement was submitted by NIA's Executive Director, Judi Greenwald, for Senate Committee on Finance's hearing Climate Challenges: The Tax Code’s Role in Creating American Jobs, Achieving Energy Independence and Providing Consumers with Affordable, Clean Energy.