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June 18, 2020
Announcments and News from the Office of Nuclear Energy
Department of Energy Invests $65 Million at National Laboratories and American Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $65 million in nuclear energy research, cross-cutting technology development...
June 4, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Submits Formal Comment on Proposed Rule for Emergency Preparedness for New Reactor Technologies
Formal comment on proposed rule to develop a technology-neutral, dose-based, consequence-oriented emergency preparedness framework for new reactors.
May 14, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Launches $230 Million Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
New program designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the United States.
May 13, 2020
Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group Holds First Meeting Virtually
Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation Civil Nuclear Energy Working Group holds first virtual meeting.
April 30, 2020
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant
Assistant Secretary Dr. Rita Baranwal's Statement on the Indian Point Unit 2 Closure
Statement by Dr. Rita Baranwal on Indian Point Unit 2 closure.
April 28, 2020
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DOE Awards $5.4 Million to Accelerate Advanced Nuclear Technology Development
Projects include supporting site preparation for a future domestic advanced reactor demonstration and an advanced reactor regulatory licensing grant.
April 23, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette Announces The Nuclear Fuel Working Group's Strategy To Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership
Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette announced the Nuclear Fuel Working Group’s Strategy to Restore American Nuclear Energy Leadership.
April 14, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Education Awards for the Next Generation of Nuclear Scientists and Engineers
More than $5 million awarded in scholarships and fellowships to students pursuing nuclear energy-related degrees.
February 6, 2020
A photo of the inside of a reactor.
Industry Feedback Needed on New Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
Request for information gives interested parties a chance to share insights on how new program can be successfully executed.
December 5, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $3.5 Million to New Gas Reactor Design
Project will examine ways to reduce construction and maintenance costs of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor design.
November 13, 2019
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International Nuclear Energy Organization Names DOE Official New Chair
IFNEC names U.S. Department of Energy official Suzanne Jaworowski as new Steering Group chairperson.
October 16, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Collaborate on Advanced Nuclear Technologies
DOE and NRC agree to share technical expertise and computing resources to speed up the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies.
September 10, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
Funding supports three domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
August 15, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale
Projects will advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization.
August 15, 2019
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DOE Launches New Demonstration Center for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
New initiative will help test and demonstrate advanced nuclear technologies to accelerate deployment of new nuclear energy systems.
August 5, 2019
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DOE Announces Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement to Examine Building a Versatile Test Reactor in the U.S.
The Department Of Energy announces an Environmental Impact Statement to examine building a Versatile Test Reactor in the United States.
July 25, 2019
Energy Department researchers who won the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Secretary Perry Congratulates Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Established in 1996, the PECASE acknowledges the contributions scientists and engineers have made to the advancement of science.
July 11, 2019
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Rita Baranwal Sworn in as U.S. Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
Rita Baranwal becomes first women to lead the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy.
June 27, 2019
A blue glow from Cherenkov radiation in the reactor pool of the High Flux Isotope Reactor from stored fuel elements.
Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology
$49.3 million awarded for 58 projects to fund nuclear energy research, facility access, crosscutting technology development and infrastructure
June 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
May 28, 2019
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U.S., Canada Energy Leaders Announce New Book on Nuclear Innovation in Clean Energy
Book highlights new technologies and approaches, such as advanced Small Modular Reactors, Generation IV technologies, and more.
May 23, 2019
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$10.6 Million Announced to Support Advanced Nuclear Energy Technologies
Funding supports three domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
March 27, 2019
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$19 Million Awarded to Advance Nuclear Energy Technologies
Four domestic advanced nuclear technology projects selected to boost the state of U.S. commercial nuclear capabilities.
March 22, 2019
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Secretary Perry Announces Financial Close on Additional Loan Guarantees During Trip to Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
DOE reaches financial close for up to $3.7 billion in additional guarantees of loans to finance the continued construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.