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January 8, 2021
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DOE Announces Public Hearings on Draft Versatile Test Reactor Environmental Impact Statement
Public hearings will be held online January 27, 2021 and January 28, 2021.
December 22, 2020
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DOE Awards $20 million for Advanced Reactor Concepts
DOE to support three U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to assist industry designs through their earliest stages.
December 21, 2020
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DOE Releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor
DOE invites the public to review and comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for construction of the Versatile Test Reactor project.
December 16, 2020
Announcments and News from the Office of Nuclear Energy
Energy Department’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Awards $30 Million in Initial Funding for Risk Reduction Projects
DOE to support five U.S. advanced reactor designs through cost-shared partnerships to prepare them for future demonstrations.
November 19, 2020
Versatile Test Reactor Facility
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Plans for Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor
Published draft of Environmental Impact Statement for Versatile Test Reactor expected by mid-December 2020.
November 18, 2020
Announcments and News from the Office of Nuclear Energy
American Nuclear Society Honors Nuclear Energy Assistant Secretary with ANS Presidential Citation
Dr. Rita Baranwal receives Presidential Citation award by American Nuclear Society at the ANS Winter Meeting.
October 16, 2020
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DOE Approves Award for Carbon Free Power Project
Statement by Dr. Rita Baranwal on DOE cost-share award for UAMPS Carbon Free Power Project.
October 13, 2020
Announcments and News from the Office of Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $160 Million in First Awards under Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program
TerraPower and X-energy awarded $160 million in initial funding to demonstrate reactors within 5 to 7 years.
October 8, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $26.9 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
DOE announces $26.9 million in funding for three domestic projects to accelerate advanced nuclear technology development.
September 23, 2020
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Energy Department Green Lights Critical Decision 1 for Versatile Test Reactor Project
Versatile Test Reactor project moves to engineering design phase with Critical Decision 1 approval.
August 14, 2020
Announcments and News from the Office of Nuclear Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $5.1 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
DOE Awards $5.1 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
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
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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.