WASHINGTON D.C. The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) shared the following statement on the release of a new report, “Transforming the U.S. Department of Energy: Paving the Way to Commercialize Advanced Nuclear Energy.” This new publication provides recommendations on how DOE can be more effective in helping to commercialize advanced nuclear energy technologies. These recommendations include, for example, developing an advanced nuclear energy earthshot, adopting a more businesslike approach, and improving DOE’s program integration efforts. NIA’s goal is to better position DOE to help deploy advanced nuclear energy in the effort to fight climate change and increase energy security.
NIA Executive Director Judi Greenwald provided the following statement on the relevance of this work to ongoing efforts to help DOE deploy advanced nuclear energy:
“The commercialization of advanced nuclear energy is essential for meeting our climate and energy security goals. DOE must now broaden its current focus on research and development to incorporate full-scale commercial deployment of technologies such as advanced nuclear reactors. This transition will require a concerted effort and coordination across DOE, including the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, Office of Nuclear Energy, Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Loan Programs Office, and DOE’s National Labs. NIA’s report provides an outline of a potential path forward to achieve this goal, with multiple recommendations to better position DOE to work with private industry to reach full-scale commercialization of advanced nuclear energy.”
To read the report, visit the NIA website here: Transforming the U.S. Department of Energy: Paving the Way to Commercialize Advanced Nuclear Energy (link provided here)
The Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA) is a non-profit think-and-do-tank working to enable nuclear power as a global solution to mitigate climate change. Through policy analysis, research, and education, we are catalyzing the next era of nuclear energy. Our organization is funded primarily through charitable grants and philanthropic donations from climate-concerned individuals and organizations.