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Nuclear Innovation: Necessity of Test Beds

August 26, 2015 by Todd Allen
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Nuclear Innovation and Necessity

This is the first of four planned articles that will outline the recommendations from the Idaho National Laboratory led Nuclear Innovation Workshops, which cover the pressing need for designated test beds in order to advance nuclear innovation.[read more]

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Energy Community Offers Targeted Recommendations on Nuclear Innovation

July 8, 2015 by Todd Allen
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Nuclear and the Energy Community

As global action builds in response to the dual challenges of growing energy demand and climate change, nuclear energy is increasingly in the spotlight. Nuclear has an important role to play in the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, checking many of the boxes that align with our shifting priorities.[read more]

A Path for Innovating Nuclear Energy

March 24, 2015 by Todd Allen
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Nuclear Innovation

At the heart of the modern energy debate is a struggle between the need for more energy globally, while simultaneously achieving lower emissions. Nuclear energy is uniquely positioned to help respond to these dueling necessities, but innovative advancements must overcome considerable barriers.[read more]

Transatomic Power: Anatomy of Next

November 9, 2014 by Rod Adams

New Nuclear Ideas

Dr. Leslie Dewan is a co-founder and the CEO of Transatomic Power, a start-up based on research conducted at MIT. Dewan is exploring a design that uses a molten salt fuel that enables materials currently classified as “nuclear waste” to provide the heat source for a steam power plant.[read more]

SMRs: Why Not Now? Then When?

April 2, 2014 by Rod Adams
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I have shamelessly borrowed the title of one of the talks given during the first day of the Nuclear Energy Insider 4th Annual Small Modular Reactor Conference as being representative of both the rest of the agenda and the conversations that I had in the hallways during the breaks.[read more]

The Importance of Innovation to the Nuclear Industry

February 13, 2014 by Milton Caplan
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Innovation and Nuclear Energy

A comment caught my attention at a recent nuclear industry event. The comment was that a hi-profile agency with a mandate to do research in advanced technology across industries had no interest in attending any events to learn more about nuclear power, because “nuclear is not innovative.”[read more]