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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Remembering a fateful day for nuclear waste policy: January 31, 1998
Next week will mark 25 years since January 31, 1998, a date that all in the nuclear community are likely aware, as stated in the article highlighted in today’s #ThrowbackThursday post from the March 1998 issue of Nuclear News: “Those in the nuclear power industry are aware of the significance of the date January 31st, 1998. ln the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, that date was set as the deadline for the U.S. government–more specifically, the Department of Energy–to begin taking possession of and responsibility for spent nuclear fuel from nuclear power plants nationwide.”
Wednesday, June 16, 2021|10:00–11:30AM EDT
The aggressive goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 for the U.S. power sector presents a number of challenges with respect to energy portfolio management that is influenced by numerous factors including regulated versus deregulated energy markets, regional variations in future carbon-free/carbon-neutral energy sources, and economic drivers. Expansion of nuclear energy, which currently provides 55% of carbon-free electricity, has the potential to be a cornerstone of future energy strategies. This panel will discuss the future role of nuclear energy deployment within the context of energy portfolio management and net-zero carbon goals from the viewpoint of US utilities and energy suppliers.
Dr. Thomas ZachariaOak Ridge National LaboratoryDirector
Jeffrey B. GuldnerChairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive OfficerPinnacle West Capital Corp.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive OfficerArizona Public Service Company
Jeffrey (Jeff) J. LyashPresident and Chief Executive OfficerTennessee Valley Authority
Jay WilemanPresident and CEOGE Hitachi Nuclear Energy
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