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The Civil Nuclear Credit Program: An overview
Officially established on November 15, 2021, with the signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—aka the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL—the Department of Energy’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program was designed to give owners/operators of commercial U.S. reactors the opportunity to apply for certification and competitively bid on credits to help support the continued operation of economically troubled units. Finally, the federal government, and not just certain farsighted state governments, would recognize nuclear energy for its important grid reliability and decarbonization attributes.
Joseph F. Pilat
Nuclear Technology | Volume 179 | Number 1 | July 2012 | Pages 31-34
Technical Paper | Special Issue on Safeguards / Fuel Cycle and Management | doi.org/10.13182/NT179-31
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Proliferation resistance has been debated for decades. If international proliferation resistance is to be achieved, the approach will need to involve intrinsic (technological) and extrinsic (institutional) factors. Because there are no simple technological "fixes," extensive analyses and research and development are required to determine the effects of both factors on any proposed approaches for proliferation resistance, particularly their effectiveness, cost, and operational impacts. In support of this goal, a promising evaluation methodology has been developed and is being improved by the Proliferation Resistance and Physical Protection Working Group of the Generation IV International Forum.