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2021 ANS Winter Meeting and Technology Expo
November 30–December 3, 2021
Washington, DC|Washington Hilton
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After decades of relinquishing its value and return on investment as “emission-free” electricity generation, segments of the nuclear industry are pursuing actions in several states to secure emission credits for avoiding greenhouse gas emissions. To harmonize electricity market stability and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, states such as New York and New Jersey have enacted programs to award zero emission credits (ZECs) to nuclear plants for their emission-free output.
Dearly earned and too long forgone, air emission credits have been the economic birthright of the nuclear industry since the passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act (CAA) amendments, when emission control capability first became a tradable commodity. Yet it took until 2016 for ratepayers and shareholders to receive even a small fraction of this valuable return on investment.
May 19, 2021|12:00–1:00PM (1:00–2:00PM EDT)
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Help us celebrate the launch of our newest virtual field trip and learn how ANS has helped reach more than 1.5 million K-12 students through Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World. This special event includes a viewing of our latest virtual field trip, Nuclear Frontiers: Powering Possibility. Launched May 6, 2021, the video explores the amazing ways that nuclear science is fueling earthly innovation and deep space exploration.
Following the viewing, ANS President Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar was joined by several special guests, including some of the key participants in Nuclear Frontiers, for a brief Q&A.
• Melinda Higgins, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy
• Franklin Chang-Diaz, NASA Hall of Fame astronaut; CEO, Ad Astra Rocket Company
• Candace Davison, Assistant Director for Education and Outreach, Radiation Science and Engineering Center, Penn State University
• David Poston, Chief Reactor Designer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
• Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar