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Germany Gets Realistic about Renewables

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald. The German parliament voted on July 8 to slow the growth of renewable energy, by ending lavish subsidies intended to develop as much wind, sun and biomass as quickly as possible. Show More Summary

What to Watch for in Nuclear Energy Policy at the 2016 Conventions

The 2016 Republican National Convention got underway in Cleveland last night, kicking off a two-week period of non-stop political coverage that typically keeps "inside the Beltway" types like us glued to the television (we will be similarly...Show More Summary

Learning the Wrong Lessons from the Diablo Canyon Closure

Diablo Canyon Pacific Gas & Electric Co. made national news when it announced last week that it will operate the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant through its original license period and then retire the facility in the mid-2020s. Some parties are suggesting—wrongly—that the agreement is a blueprint for nuclear plant retirements in other states. Show More Summary

Introducing “Generation Swipe”: Nuclear’s Newest Interns

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth McAndrew-Benavides, senior manager of strategic workforce planning. Elizabeth McAndrew-Benavides Interns this summer will deliver more to the office than their energetic personalities, they will be bringing a new generation into the workforce. Show More Summary

Why Nuclear Cooperation with “Non-Nuclear” Norway is Important for U.S. Industry

Ted Jones The following is a guest post by Ted Jones, Director of International Supplier Relations for NEI.This week, the U.S. Congress received for review a renewal agreement for nuclear energy cooperation with Norway. When the pact comes into force, it will restore nuclear cooperation that lapsed when the original agreement expired in July 2014. Show More Summary

The ROP, Clear Thinking & All Things Nuclear

"Be the change that you wish to see in the world." Mahatma GandhiChange has come fast and hard to the nuclear industry, indeed to the entire energy sector. We are in a race to adapt to new realities: abundant, cheap natural gas; little...Show More Summary

Apple Falls Near the Nuclear Tree

Back in 2012, The New York Times noted a certain ethical laxitude about some of the biggest tech companies: Internet companies often cloak themselves in an image of environmental awareness. But some companies that essentially live on...Show More Summary

Looking Back at #NEA16

Here at NEI, it seems as if the first five months of the year has gone by in a blur. January featured Third Way's Advanced Nuclear Summit and Showcase. February was our annual Wall Street Briefing.March saw us participating in the U.S. Show More Summary

The NAYGN Impact: Advancing the Future of Nuclear

The following is a guest post from Natalie Wood, vice president coordinator at Entergy's River Bend Station. Natalie Wood As I prepared to take on my role as the president of the North American Young Generation in Nuclear, I spent a lot of time thinking about how to best align the organization to help advance the future of nuclear. Show More Summary

Delivering the Nuclear Promise at #NEA16

The American nuclear energy industry is heading to Miami this week for the 2016 Nuclear Energy Assembly (agenda). The theme of the meeting is Delivering the Nuclear Promise, which is also the industry-wide effort championed by NEI that aims to advance safety, reliability and economic performance at U.S. Show More Summary

Why Everyone Needs to #ActForNuclear

Fertel lays down the law at the DOE summit. If Washington policy makers hadn't heard the news before, they should have it figured out now after yesterday's DOE summit (archive of live stream) -- a critical part of America's infrastructure,...Show More Summary

Why America Needs a Wake Up Call About Preserving Nuclear Energy

In a few minutes, NEI CEO Marv Fertel will take the podium at a summit sponsored by the Department of Energy about at-risk nuclear plants (live stream). His speech, just posted online, makes for sobering reading:We thought the first plant shutdowns at Kewaunee and Vermont Yankee would galvanize action to prevent additional shutdowns. Show More Summary

Knowing What You’ve Got Before It’s Gone in Nuclear Energy

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald. Nuclear energy is by far the largest source of carbon prevention in the United States,...Show More Summary

Communicating Nuclear Energy: You Don't Have to Do It Alone

Elizabeth Fako The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Fako, a communications specialist at Entergy's River Bend Nuclear Station.When people ask what my favorite part of my job is, the answer is easy: I get to spend every day working with people who think in a completely opposite way than me and I love that. Show More Summary

Nuclear Costs are Down and Performance is Up … Again

Michael Purdie The following is a guest post by NEI's Michael Purdie.In 2015, total generating costs for U.S. nuclear generation declined to $35.50/MWh from $36.35/MWh, a two percent decrease (2015 dollars). Total generating costs are...Show More Summary

The Conversation the Director of Meltdown Doesn’t Want to Have About Nuclear Energy

Tom Kauffman The following is a guest blog post by Tom Kauffman, NEI's Director of Media Relations.Over more than three decades since the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident, claims that radioactivity from the plant caused negative health effects have been refuted time and time again. Show More Summary

How Advocacy Helped Repeal Wisconsin’s Nuclear Moratorium

Jonathan Breed The following guest post is from Jon Breed, manager of supplier advocacy programs at NEI.On April 1st, 2016, Governor Scott Walker signed a bipartisan bill ending Wisconsin’s 33-year moratorium against building new nuclear energy facilities. Show More Summary

On Bernie Sanders, Nuclear Energy & Carbon-Free Electricity

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.Senator Bernie Sanders, who doesn’t like nuclear power anywhere, now also doesn’t like it at Indian Point Energy Center. Show More Summary

Fox and Friends and Nuclear Plant Security

Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have concluded that U.S. nuclear plants are among the most secure of all industrial facilities. But for some reason, that fact wasn't reported on Fox and...Show More Summary

Public Opinion on Nuclear Energy: Where is it Headed?

Ann Bisconti The following is a guest post by Ann S. Bisconti, PhD, President, Bisconti Research, Inc.As we await the results of the ongoing NEI Spring 2016 Public Opinion Survey on Nuclear Energy, two other surveys have raised the question:...Show More Summary

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