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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

COP21 and the Nuclear Tool in the Workshop

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius and his on-message gavel How many times is nuclear energy mentioned in the climate change agreement signed by 219 countries this past weekend? None.Wind, solar? None. Coal, natural gas?Show More Summary

Watts Bar 2 Fuel Load is a Major Milestone

Chris Earls The following is a guest blog post by NEI’s Chris Earls, who helped load the fuel before the startup of Watts Bar 1.Last Friday, employees of Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Watts Bar Nuclear Plant started loading the first of 193 new fuel assemblies into its Unit 2 reactor. Show More Summary

Thumbs Up for New Nuclear in Wisconsin

Kewaunee Still some steps left legislatively, but this is a big one: A Wisconsin Assembly committee has given its unanimous endorsement to ending the state's 32-year-old moratorium on new nuclear power plants. Why strike it down now?Those who favor ending the ban say it's no longer needed due to the quality of today's reactors. Show More Summary

Indian Point 3’s Operating License is Alive and Well

Tom Kauffman The following is a guest blog post by Tom Kauffman, NEI's Director of Media Relations.As in September 2013 when Indian Point 2 entered its NRC-approved period of extended operation (PEO), Indian Point 3 will start its PEO beginning mid-December. Show More Summary

At COP21: Moniz on Small Reactors, Gates and Co. on New Technology

What has energy Secretary Ernest Moniz been doing at COP21? Plenty, we’re sure, plus this: Modular reactors being developed by Fluor Corp.’s Nuscale Power can be a “game-changer” by making nuclear power plants more affordable to build, U.S. Show More Summary

7 Things We Are Thankful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon our many blessings. At NEI, we know how fortunate our country is to have reliable, affordable and clean power from nuclear energy.The clean aspect of nuclear is especially important as world leaders meet next week at COP21 to discuss plans to fight climate change. Show More Summary

Thankful for the Light

This is the United States in the 1930s: Although nearly 90 percent of urban dwellers had electricity by the 1930s, only ten percent of rural dwellers did. Private utility companies, who supplied electric power to most of the nation's consumers, argued that it was too expensive to string electric lines to isolated rural farmsteads. Show More Summary

Britain’s Bridge to a Nuclear Future

From Jolly Olde England: The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025 with their use restricted by 2023, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has proposed. A little more: Ms. Rudd wants more gas-fired stations to be built since relying on "polluting" coal is "perverse". Show More Summary

Korsnick on Nuclear Energy & Environmentalists: "Maybe they just don't know us well enough yet."

NEI's Maria Korsnick participated in a panel discussion on energy at the Republic Governors Association annual meeting in Las Vegas yesterday. NEI's Mike McGarey passed along this report: NEI's Maria Korsnick with Gov. Sam BrownbackShow More Summary

NEI Expresses Sorrow in Wake of Paris Attacks

This week, NEI's President and CEO Marv Fertel expressed his deepest sympathies regarding the tragic attacks in Paris. Here is his letter to members:I join my colleagues here at NEI and throughout the NEI membership in expressing our deep sadness over the senseless loss of life in last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Show More Summary

Waking Up to Nuclear Energy Before COP21

Times are bracing. The first fall chill contributes, of course, but it’s bracing, too, that the spotlight has fallen so strongly upon nuclear energy. The White House Nuclear Energy summit two Fridays ago contributed mightily to thisShow More Summary

Get to Know Our Veterans

Veterans are unique members of American society. I am lucky to have served in the military. I had the opportunity to experience firsthand things most people only read about. From the threat of North Korean nuclear proliferation to tension...Show More Summary

TerraPower: At The Nexus of New Nuclear Technology and Chinese Trade

TerraPower is the nexus of several intersecting nuclear topics, including new technology and the global marketplace. The company, which is developing what it calls a traveling wave reactor, made a deal with the China National Nuclear Corp. Show More Summary

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