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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.
ANS Young Members Group Spotlight on National Labs
February 11, 2021|11:00AM–12:30PM (12:00–1:30PM EST)
Available to All Users
The ANS Young Members Group presents a free webinar featuring the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL).
As part of the Global Security Mission Directorate, RSL is a center for creating and using advanced technologies that provide a broad range of scientific, technological, and operational disciplines with core competencies in emergency response operations and support, remote sensing, and applied science and technologies in support of counterterrorism and radiological and nuclear incident response.
RSL provides force and facility protection to U.S. domestic and international assets and activities. RSL and Global Security Mission Directorate subject matter experts conduct facility and site vulnerability assessments in order to design, install, and maintain facility early warning systems for nuclear/radiological, biological, and chemical weapons. RSL also performs similar assessments and provides technical security on a temporary basis for specific events, such as the State of the Union Address, the Olympic Games, and other National Special Security Events.
RSL is comprised of scientists, engineers, technologists, pilots, operations specialists, and administrators — many of whom hold PhDs — which provides the laboratory with a wide-diversity of education and experience. Working in sophisticated laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, these personnel work to advance the technological and operational capabilities of the emergency response teams and other RSL customers and stakeholders.