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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.)
R. Scott Willms
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 47 | Number 4 | May 2005 | Pages 979-982
Technical Paper | Fusion Energy - Tritium, Safety, and Environment | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST05-A815
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The US has contributed to ITER Tritium Plant activities since the beginning of the project. Initial contributions were made to the Conceptual Design Activities in the late 1980's. Both R&D and design contributions were made to the Engineering Design Activity in the 1990's. As ITER now moves to construction, the US is slated to build and deliver the Tokamak Exhaust Processing (TEP) system. The main purpose of this system is to recover hydrogen isotopes including those bound in molecules such as water and methane, and deliver purified hydrogen isotopes to the isotope separation system. The TEP construction activity will begin with finalizing the detailed design. Then industry will fabricate the system. This will be followed with factory testing, transportation to the ITER site, installation and final acceptance testing. This system is highly integrated with other Tritium Plant subsystems, so close interactions are expected with other procurement package owners and the ITER International team.