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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

The American Hero Behind Plant Vogtle

Steve McQueen On this day in 1944, 76 Allied prisoners of war broke out of a Nazi POW camp. It was a daring operation that later became known as "The Great Escape," thanks to a book and film adaptation of the same name. What in the world does this have to do with nuclear energy?One of the main characters in the film is U.S. Show More Summary

An All-of-the-Above Nuclear Future

The following is a guest post from Russ Bell, senior director of new plant licensing at NEI.There was a positive vibe at this year’s NRC Regulatory Information Conference (RIC), which took place in Rockville, MD, on March 8-10. Held annually, “the RIC” is the largest conference of nuclear energy professionals in the world. Show More Summary

Fukushima Five Years Later: The FLEX Strategy

David Heacock This week is the fifth anniversary of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. To mark the event, we'll be sharing observations from leaders around the nuclear energy industry all week long on how the U.S....Show More Summary

Fukushima Five Years Later: U.S.-Japan Collaboration

Jeff Archie This week is the fifth anniversary of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. To mark the event, we'll be sharing observations from leaders around the nuclear energy industry all week long on how the U.S. has absorbed lessons learned from the accident to make safe nuclear plants even safer. Show More Summary

Fukushima Five Years Later: SAFER Response Within 24 Hours to Any US Reactor

Michael Pacilio This week is the fifth anniversary of the accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. To mark the event, we'll be sharing observations from leaders around the nuclear energy industry all week long on how the U.S. Show More Summary

Decommissioning Nuclear Power Reactors Safely and Efficiently

Rod McCullum The following is a guest post from Rod McCullum, senior director of used fuel and decommissioning programs at NEI.In November 2015, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to consider potential new regulations governing the decommissioning of nuclear power reactors. Show More Summary

The 10-Year Road to Repealing Wisconsin's Ban on Nuclear Energy

Mike McGarey The following is a guest post from Mike McGarey, senior advisor for local and state government affairs at NEI. Over the weekend, at a governors conference here in Washington, I greeted a friend whom I’d met 10 years earlier...Show More Summary

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