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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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Effort to overturn Montana’s pronuclear law advances
A Montana citizens group received the go-ahead this week to collect signatures for a ballot initiative that could wind up repealing a recently enacted law that allows the state legislature to okay the construction of nuclear power facilities without direct input from the public.
Saturday, April 10, 2021|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)|Room 2
Harsh S. Desai
Edward Chen (NC State Univ.)
Vincent Dallura (NC State Univ.)
Avoiding catastrophic impacts of climate change will require near-zero electricity sector CO2 emissions by mid-century, if not sooner. Achieving the "decarbonization" of even the electric power sector will require preserving our current fleet of nuclear plants and investing in innovative next-generation nuclear technologies. Panelists will provide an update on the political landscape of nuclear energy looking forward past the 2020 election. There will be a discussion on hot topics such as opportunities for nuclear and renewables to complement the electricity grid, accelerating the deployment of advanced reactors, and non-electricity applications of nuclear power plants. Panelists will also highlight the opportunities for ANS members, particularly students and young professionals, to engage and learn more about the policy world.
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