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2024 ANS Annual Conference
June 9–12, 2024
Las Vegas, NV|The Mirage
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New report details impact of nuclear energy in southeastern U.S.
A seminal new report by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council and E4 Carolinas has identified the significant economic impact of the nuclear industry within the southeastern United States. The report, The Economic Impact of the Nuclear Industry in the Southeast United States, provides a baseline for future research into the crucial role nuclear power plants play in shaping regional economies and facilitating the shift to clean energy.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022|10:15AM–12:00PM PDT|Pacific A
Andrew Coffman Smith (ANS)
In 2016 California made the political decision to prematurely shutter California's remaining nuclear power plant. Diablo Canyon's Units 1 and 2 are now slated for closure in 2024 and 2025 when their current operating licenses expire but, now, Gov. Gavin Newsom is reconsidering the move. This will be a paneled discussion on how Diablo Canyon fits into California's energy and climate strategies, as well as discuss the feasibility and the economic and environmental benefits and costs associated with California's dilemma on whether to keep the facility open beyond 2025 or prematurely close it. Along with discussing decarbonization, industrial process heat and desalination opportunities for Diablo Canyon, as outlined recently in a 2021 joint study by MIT and Stanford researchers, panelists will discuss how the future of Diablo Canyon is vital for California's clean energy security and in advancing the interests of labor, land conservation, and California's aboriginal tribal communities.
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