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Donalds, Barnard call for streamlining NRC’s regulatory process
“To be frank, any emissions-related climate goals are moonshots without nuclear energy, and next-generation nuclear technology is something that the United States can and SHOULD lead on.” So writes U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R., Fla.) and Christopher Barnard, vice president of external affairs for the American Conservation Coalition, in an essay published by RealClear Energy.
Good news: Donalds, one of the strongest advocates for nuclear energy in the U.S. House, and Barnard, publisher and coauthor of Green Market Revolution, begin their essay by noting some recent positive developments for nuclear power. They characterize the initial criticality of Vogtle-3, the first new nuclear reactor built in the United States in about 30 years, as “a monumental achievement for the American nuclear industry.” They praise the Biden administration’s allocation of funds to keep established nuclear plants operational.
Yih-Yun Hsu, Robert W. Graham
Item ID: 300021|ISBN: 978-0-89448-030-0
1986|1st Edition|589 pages
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This book presents concise views of current theories on boiling and two-phase flow and on supercritical heat transfer. The mechanisms of these two modes of heat transfer are compared and contrasted. The theories propose to interpret the observed phenomena from a mechanistic viewpoint, with supporting correlations and equations. Each subsection includes a summary and reference list, and nomenclatures are provided for each major section.