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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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1. Byron, Dresden, and Braidwood: SAVED (US)

Positioned to retire in November of 2021 due to a broken electricity market, three Illinois nuclear energy units were saved after the passage of Illinois Senate Bill 2408 in September. More...

2. Nuclear Energy in the Regulated Asset Base (UK)

Another legislative victory for nuclear energy came out of the UK in October of 2021 with the passage of the Nuclear Energy Finance Bill. More...

3. US Infrastructure Bill Allocating $6B for Existing Nuclear, $2.5B for Advanced Reactors

 

President Joe Biden signs 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law- allocating $6 billion for nuclear energy

US President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law in mid-November of 2021 allocating $6 billion to prevent the early retirement of existing nuclear energy facilities and $2.5 billion towards demonstrating future nuclear technology with the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program. More...

4. EU Push to Include Nuclear Energy in Taxonomy for Sustainable Investment

A letter initiated by France and signed by nine other EU countries in October of 2021 pushed the European Commission to include nuclear energy in its taxonomy of sustainable energy sources. More...

5. TerraPower to Build Natrium at Former Coal Facility in Wyoming

In a region dominated by the coal and fossil fuel industry, Kemmerer, Wyoming will be the new location for TerraPower’s first demonstration reactor. More...

6. Over 1,000 Signatures Requesting Sierra Club Revisit its Stance on Nuclear Energy

Over 1,000 people, including prominent scientists and Sierra Club members, signed a letter in the Fall of 2021 asking the Sierra Club to reconsider its position against nuclear energy. More...

7. United Nations — ECE Names Nuclear Energy as THE Most Sustainable Energy Source

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe released a report in August of 2021 on Life Cycle Assessment of Electricity Generation Options. More...

8. Lifespan of Nuclear Energy Plants Extended to 80 years — Possibly 100

Four reactors in the United States, two in Florida and two in Pennsylvania, have received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to extend their operations to 80 years. More...

9. Record Nuclear Support at #COP26

COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, saw the biggest presence for “team nuclear” ever in November of 2021. More...

10. Polls Show Increased Support for Nuclear (US)

ecoAmerica, 2021

In the annual American Climate Perspectives Survey conducted by ecoAmerica, public support for nuclear energy has grown in the last year. More..

11. New Nuclear Builds!

Finally, new nuclear projects all over the world have been announced in the last year. Countries such as Ukraine, Kenya, Indonesia, Brazil, Poland, the United States, Romania, and France have all either pledged financial support for the expansion of nuclear energy or have confirmed new nuclear plant builds. More...

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Gene Nelson on Dec 2, 2021

Thanks, Bob for this good news for the environment.  Regrettably, since at least 1980, fossil energy advocacy has included making misleading and deceptive statements regarding nuclear power as a form of "franchise protection."  Unfortunately, the Washington, DC based Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) has expanded the mission to "franchise expansion."

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Bob Meinetz on Dec 3, 2021

Gene, I saw your quote in the Sacramento Bee this morning. Great work! You and your cohorts at Californians for Green Nuclear Energy are leading the charge to keep Diablo Canyon open - best wishes with your noble pursuit.

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