Last Tuesday, February 21, Third Way held a summit in Washington, D.C. focused on the advanced reactor industry, the Advanced Nuclear Summit & Showcase. Among the many notable events at the conference was the strong bipartisan participation by Members of Congress. Senator Chris Coons gave a keynote speech at the summit, and noted remarks made earlier by Senators Murkowski, Booker, Scott, and Whitehouse, leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties.
Senator Murkowski’s remarks noted in particular the importance for advanced reactor legislation. She, along with other Congressmen, including Senators Whitehouse and Booker, reintroduced in January the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (for more information about this and related legislation see our discussion of bills put forward in 2016 and 2017). She pledged at the conference that she would push it forward and make it a priority in the new year.
We are excited to see advanced reactor legislation move forward in Congress this year, and will keep our readers updated. For more on advanced reactor legislative and regulatory developments, please reach out to the authors.