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The mission of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Division (NNPD) is to promote the peaceful use of nuclear technology while simultaneously preventing the diversion and misuse of nuclear material and technology through appropriate safeguards and security, and promotion of nuclear nonproliferation policies. To achieve this mission, the objectives of the NNPD are to: Promote policy that discourages the proliferation of nuclear technology and material to inappropriate entities. Provide information to ANS members, the technical community at large, opinion leaders, and decision makers to improve their understanding of nuclear nonproliferation issues. Become a recognized technical resource on nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, and security issues. Serve as the integration and coordination body for nuclear nonproliferation activities for the ANS. Work cooperatively with other ANS divisions to achieve these objective nonproliferation policies.
Utility Working Conference and Vendor Technology Expo (UWC 2022)
August 7–10, 2022
Marco Island, FL|JW Marriott Marco Island
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Carbon value: Lifetime extensions of nuclear reactors could save billions in climate mitigation costs
On the road to achieving net-zero by midcentury, low- or no-carbon energy sources that slash carbon dioxide emissions are critical weapons. Nevertheless, the role of nuclear energy—the single largest source of carbon-free electricity—remains uncertain.
Nuclear energy, which provides 20 percent of the electricity in the United States, has been a constant, reliable, carbon-free source for nearly 50 years. But our fleet of nuclear reactors is aging, with more than half of the 92 operating reactors across 29 states at or over 40 years old—the length of the original operating licenses issued to the power plants. While some reactors have been retired prematurely, there are two options for those that remain: retire them or renew their license.
August 11, 2020
It's Go Time: Creating Momentum Toward Transformational Change
Daniel ChurchmanUWC General Chair
Thank you for registering for our 2020 ANS Utility Working Conference Virtual Summit! We genuinely appreciate the support you and your organization have shown ANS during this unprecedented time. Nuclear waits for no one and nothing. Change is inevitable and we continue learning valuable lessons. No matter how we spin it, the theme of this year’s meeting is now more relevant than ever.
Cancelling this annual meeting was not an option as there are lessons to be learned and discussions to be had that simply cannot wait. Turning our in-person meeting into a one-day summit, we tightened up programming and look forward to bringing some of the best and the brightest together for lively discussions, panel sessions, and presentations.
We look forward to seeing you next year at Marco Island!
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 9:00AM–11:30AM EDT