Nuclear Policy Wire

DOE Gives VTR Project the Green Light for Critical Decision 1

September 23, 2020, 4:00PMNuclear Policy Wire

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on September 23 announced its approval of Critical Decision 1 for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project, a one-of-a-kind scientific user facility that would support research and development of innovative nuclear energy and other technologies.

Department of Energy launches $230 million Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program

May 14, 2020, 1:50PMNuclear Policy Wire

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) within the Office of Nuclear Energy. ARDP is designed to help domestic private industry demonstrate advanced nuclear reactors in the U.S.

Washington, DC: Hearings of interest this week

March 2, 2020, 8:28AMNuclear Policy Wire

Nuclear to see more time in the limelight. Here are seven hearings this week to keep on your radar:

  • Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 am EST: The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing to examine the President's FY 2021 budget request for the Department of Energy. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will provide testimony. To watch the hearing click here.

Brouillette takes budget to the Hill, and other nuclear policy news

February 28, 2020, 8:24AMNuclear Policy Wire

Yesterday afternoon Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette testified on the proposed FY2021 DOE budget before the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development (EWD). You can view the hearing here. Secretary Brouillette's next stop with the budget request will be before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee on March 3.