New NRC Chairman Reinforces President Biden’s Whole of Government Approach to Climate Action
Third Way released the following statement on the announcement of Chris Hanson as Chair of the Nuclear Regulatory Council from Josh Freed, Senior Vice President for the Climate and Energy Program.
WASHNGTON - Naming Chris Hanson chair of the NRC reinforces Biden’s whole of government approach to climate action. NRC’s role in addressing climate change, as well as being the regulator and safety agency, is overlooked. Hanson strikes exactly the needed balance of rigor on safety and vision to modernize the agency to most effectively evaluate and license the next generation of nuclear. These advanced reactors could play a critical role in getting to net-zero in the power sector and manufacturing, not just in the US, but globally.