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How Nanomaterials Can Make Nuclear Reactors Safer and More Efficient

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior communications advisor at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.From the batteries in our cell phones to the clothes on our backs, "nanomaterials" that are designed molecule by molecule are working their way into our economy and our lives. Show More Summary

The Next Big Thing in Nuclear Power: Think Smaller & Safer

Dr. Everett Redmond The following is a guest post by Dr. Everett Redmond, NEI's Senior Director, Policy Development.There’s a lot to like about the small modular reactor design that NuScale Power submitted yesterday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Show More Summary

What the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant Means to Connecticut & New England

The following is a guest post by Matt Crozat, Senior Director, Business Policy at NEI.Occupying less than a square mile along the busy Northeast Corridor between New York and Boston, it’s easy to miss the Millstone Power Station. A new...Show More Summary

Diversity is Strength in 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.It’s time, says the expert, to step back and take a look at the role of natural gas....Show More Summary

Why Quality Assurance Programs Verify Safety of Components at U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

Pam Cowan The following is a guest post by Pam Cowan, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Institute.Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal published a story concerning manufacturing records and forgings at AREVA’s Le Creusot forge in France. Show More Summary

What the Trump Administration Could Do to Help the Nuclear Energy Industry

Maria Korsnick The Nuclear Energy Institute’s chief operating officer, Maria Korsnick, made the following statement in response to a Bloomberg News report today that President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers “are looking at ways in which the U.S. Show More Summary

NEI CEO Marv Fertel on the Closing of Palisades Power Plant

Marv Fertel The following statement is from NEI President and CEO Marv Fertel concerning the closing of Palisades Power Plant. "Palisades has been churning out emissions-free electricity since the end of 1971. It provides 600 people with well-paid, year-round jobs, and it is the largest taxpayer in Van Buren County, in southwestern Michigan. Show More Summary

Gov. Bruce Rauner Signs Future Energy Jobs Bill at Quad Cities Ceremony

It's a great day in Illinois, as Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed the Future Energy Jobs bill at a ceremony at Quad Cities nuclear plant. With his signature, Gov. Rauner has helped save over 4,200 jobs at the Quad Cities and Clinton nuclear power plants. Show More Summary

How the U.S. Nuclear Industry Is Countering Cyber-Threats

Today in Vienna, the Nuclear Threat Initiative released a report on cyber security at nuclear energy facilities. While we've yet to have the chance to review the research in depth, it's important to note that efforts to address cyber...Show More Summary

A Clean Energy Consensus: Tough But Worth It

Matt Wald 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.Building consensus is hard work, especially in energy policy. But when local...Show More Summary

Nuclear: Energy for All Political Seasons

Maria Korsnick The following is a guest post from NEI's Chief Operating Officer, Maria Korsnick. On January 1, 2017, Korsnick will become NEI's President and CEO.The Electoral College will soon confirm a surprise election result, choosing Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States. Show More Summary

Why Nuclear Energy is Common Ground in Clean Energy Policy

Matt Wald 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.Taking action to slow climate change was a contentious idea before the election, and if the voting on November 8 created a consensus on any issue, it wasn’t this one. Show More Summary

Why Saving New York's Reactors is Good for Consumers & The Environment

Matt Wald 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. Saving the reactors is good for consumers and good for the environment.Independent...Show More Summary

To Give Developing Nations Clean Air, Give Them Nuclear Energy

Matt Wald 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.On Halloween, millions of American kids carried little orange UNICEF boxes from door to door, collecting coins to help provide poor children with food and medicine. Show More Summary

Why There Is No Silver Bullet in Energy Policy

Matt L. Wald At 4:00 p.m. US EDT, Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI, will deliver a speech in Kennewick, Washington at Energy Northwest’s 2016 Public Power Forum. The speech will be streamed live on the company's Facebook page. Show More Summary

As Hurricane Matthew Approaches Florida, Nuclear Plants Prepare

Matt Wald 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.When hurricanes approach, experts tell people to stock up on drinking water and on food that doesn’t require refrigeration, top off their car gas tanks and batten down the hatches. Show More Summary

Innovation Fuels the Nuclear Legacy: Southern Nuclear Employees Share Their Stories

Blake Bolt and Sharimar Colon are excited about nuclear energy. Each works at Southern Nuclear Co. and sees firsthand how their ingenuity powers the nation’s largest supply of clean energy. For Powered by Our People, they shared their stories of advocacy, innovation in the workplace and efforts to promote efficiency. Show More Summary

NRC and Palo Verde Focus on Making Nuclear Outages Safer with FLEX

Bob Bement The following is a guest post by Bob Bement, Executive Vice President at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (PVNGS).Learnings from the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March of 2011 are actually impacting U.S. Show More Summary

On Eve of Presidential Debate, Nuclear Energy is One Area of Agreement

Matt Wald 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.We’ve said it often: nuclear power is a foundation of a reliable power grid, holds down carbon emissions and is a staple of local economies. Show More Summary

What the Colonial Pipeline Teaches Us About Fuel Diversity

Matt Wald 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.Six southern governors have declared states of emergency in the last few days,...Show More Summary

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