Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States

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Open Session on July 14 from 10:30am-12pm ET: NuScale Power
During this session, the committee will hear from Chief Technology Officer José Reyes of NuScale Power about new advances in nuclear reactor technologies.  Register to attend

Open Sessions on July 19-20 from 11am-3:15pm ET: Nuclear Power and the Electricity Industry
During this session, invited speakers will discuss the role and valuation of nuclear in the electric industry and alternative applications for nuclear reactors. Presenters will include the Electric Power Research Institute, Idaho National Laboratory, ISO – New England, Eastman Chemical, Xcel Energy, Southern Company, Exelon Generation, Purdue University, and LucidCatalyst.  Register to attend
 

 

About the Study

Nuclear reactors provide low-carbon energy, and advanced nuclear technologies could play an important role in moving the United States towards a zero-carbon future. Next-generation nuclear reactors have the potential to be smaller, safer, less expensive to build, and better integrated with the modern grid.  However, the technical, economic, and regulatory outlook for these technologies remains uncertain. This National Academies study will assess the future of new and advanced nuclear reactor technologies and identify the opportunities and barriers to commercialization.

This study is co-organized by the National Academy of Engineering as part of a National Academies' effort to explore the future of advanced nuclear energy.  To receive the updates on study progress and upcoming meetings, please sign up for the study mailing list at nationalacademies.org/advancednuclear.

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 13, 2021 at 1:50pm

Goldman Has "Aggressively" And Quietly Liquidated A Quarter Of Its Equity Investments
This article translates Goldman's euphemistic language into plain English.
https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/goldman-has-aggressively-and-quie...

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 10, 2021 at 1:10pm

New Details Emerge on Election Night 2020, Revealing Another Jaw-Dropping Betrayal From Fox News

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Comment by John F. Hussey on July 9, 2021 at 9:16pm

 Kenneth, Sodium isn't a salt it is a metal and Molten Sodium fast Reactors are an accident waiting to happen, wonderful theory but just plain stupid. Molten Salt Reactors are walk away safe.  Please message me, I have mountains of data that I would like to share.

Comment by Kenneth Capron on July 9, 2021 at 5:37pm

As with most energy technologies, each comes with its own risks. However secure and safe it may be, I don't trust sodium - molten or otherwise.

Comment by John F. Hussey on July 9, 2021 at 3:18pm

Comment by John F. Hussey on July 9, 2021 at 3:16pm
Comment by John F. Hussey on July 9, 2021 at 3:07pm

A small scale LIGHT WATER PRESSURE REACTOR... FORGET IT!  The only way to go is Molten MSR/IMSR Molten Salt Reactors.  Anything other than Gen. IV Molten Salt is putting a nice rapper on an old idea, trying to dress up a pig!

Comment by John F. Hussey on July 9, 2021 at 3:06pm

"NuScale will provide cleaner, smarter and safer nuclear technology. We’ve designed a small modular reactor (SMR) that is a scalable version of a pressurized light water reactor."  A small scale LIGHT WATER PRESSURE REACTOR... FORGET IT!    

Comment by Long Islander on July 9, 2021 at 1:00pm

Meanwhile, here in the land of the rent seeking subsidy leeches:

Massive solar farm to be built in Buxton

https://bangordailynews.com/2021/07/09/news/york/massive-solar-farm...

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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