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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

Bloomberg Reporter Takes Tour of Callaway Nuclear Plant

Rebecca Kern Last week, the University of Missouri School of Journalism held a workshop for journalists on nuclear energy.Also included as part of the program was a tour of the Callaway Energy Center operated by Ameren Missouri. One of the reporters on the tour, Bloomberg's Rebecca Kern, took photos of the plant and shared them via Storify. Show More Summary

Thorium Triggers Invasion of Norway (On Netflix)

Here at NEI, we try to keep an eye out for any television program or film that involves nuclear energy. As we've written in the past, the results can be something of a mixed bag. That's part of the reason that Pandora's Promise was such a pleasant surprise. Show More Summary

The Third Way Summit and Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Say “nuclear reactor” and what leaps to mind is a giant machine, powerful enough to run an entire city, with thousands of moving parts.But UPower Technologies has a different concept: a nuclear power plant that is mostly built in a factory, and arrives on site in two standard shipping containers. Show More Summary

What Joe Romm Gets Wrong About James Hansen & 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.Joseph J. Romm, a former assistant secretary of energy for efficiency andShow More Summary

The 2016 State of the Union and Nuclear Energy Policy

Alex Flint The following is a guest post by Alex Flint, NEI’s Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs. For a Q&A with him on the nuclear energy industry’s legislative priorities for 2016, click here. Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his eighth State of the Union address. Show More Summary

The Nuclear Year 2015

Watts Bar 2 Welcome, luminant friends, to 2016, and let it be a sweet 16 of potential and possibility, accomplishment and achievement. 2016 has context, namely 2015, to suggest its contours, so let’s take a look back at some of the year’s...Show More Summary

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