Nuclear energy is critical for our clean energy future, and a bipartisan group of Senators recently introduced legislation to strengthen American nuclear leadership. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the Accelerating Deployment of Versatile Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act with the support of Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), and Jim Risch (R-Idaho).
CRES, alongside several other clean energy industry leaders, enthusiastically supported the introduction of the bill, citing its important role in sustaining and advancing nuclear energy development across the United States.
“Nuclear energy plays a critical role in the United States’ energy future,” said CRES President Heather Reams. “By securing a reliable domestic nuclear energy supply chain and responsible development of new nuclear technologies, we can ensure access to this carbon-free, baseload energy resource for generations to come. CRES applauds Senators Capito, Carper, and Whitehouse for leading this bipartisan effort to strengthen our nuclear energy industry and our clean energy future.”
The ADVANCE Act will:
- Facilitate American Nuclear Leadership
- Develop and deploy new nuclear technologies
- Preserve existing nuclear energy
- Strengthen America’s nuclear fuel cycle and supply chain infrastructure
- Authorize funds for environmental cleanup programs
- Improve Nuclear Regulatory Commission efficiency