Posted on June 20, 2019 by Rich Powell and Mitch Kersey
In his latest whiteboard video, ClearPath Executive Director Rich Powell walks through the main details of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) and why it is worth closely tracking. NELA is a bipartisan and broad framework to spur advanced nuclear technologies led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in the Senate, and Reps. Elaine Luria (D-VA), Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Connor Lamb (D-PA), Rob Wittman (R-VA) in the House. NELA establishes specific goals to align federal, lab and private-sector efforts; developing a 10-year strategic plan that supports advanced nuclear R&D goals; providing initial domestic supplies of the fuel needed for many advanced reactor designs; a reliable testing ground for advanced fuels and materials; and nuclear engineering scholarships to maintain a robust pipeline of nuclear engineering talent.
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