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The Young Members Group works to encourage and enable all young professional members to be actively involved in the efforts and endeavors of the Society at all levels (Professional Divisions, ANS Governance, Local Sections, etc.) as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a professional. It sponsors non-technical workshops and meetings that provide professional development and networking opportunities for young professionals, collaborates with other Divisions and Groups in developing technical and non-technical content for topical and national meetings, encourages its members to participate in the activities of the Groups and Divisions that are closely related to their professional interests as well as in their local sections, introduces young members to the rules and governance structure of the Society, and nominates young professionals for awards and leadership opportunities available to members.
2021 Student Conference
April 8–10, 2021
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House Dems introduce clean energy bill for net zero
Democratic leaders in the House last week introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s Future Act (the CLEAN Future Act, or H.R. 1512), a nearly 1,000-page piece of climate change–focused legislation establishing, among other things, a federal clean electricity standard that targets a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2050.
The bill, a draft version of which was released in January 2020, presents a sweeping set of policy proposals, both sector-specific and economy-wide, to meet those targets. The final version includes a number of significant revisions to bring the legislation into closer alignment with President Biden’s climate policy campaign pledges. For example, the bill’s clean electricity standard would require all retail electricity suppliers to provide 80 percent clean energy to consumers by 2030 and 100 percent by 2035. (A six-page fact sheet detailing the updates is available online.)
Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar, PhDANS President 2020-2021
Dr. Thomas ZachariaOak Ridge National LaboratoryDirector
Rita BaranwalElectric Power Research InstituteVice President and Chief Nuclear Officer
Christopher T. HansonU.S. Nuclear Regulatory CommissionChairman
Maria KorsnickNuclear Energy InstitutePresident and Chief Executive Officer
Chris LevesqueTerraPowerPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Mark P. MillsSenior Fellow, Manhattan InstituteFaculty Fellow, Northwestern University McCormick School of EngineeringStrategic Partner, Montrose Lane
Clay SellX-energyChief Executive Officer
Michael ShellenbergerAuthor "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All"Environmental ProgressPresident
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