Third Way celebrates passage of bill accelerating innovation in carbon-free nuclear energy
WASHINGTON — Third Way Senior Vice President for Clean Energy Josh Freed released the following statement following House passage of S. 512, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act:
"The Senate and House took bipartisan action to help the transition to a carbon-free future by passing an important bill that accelerates advanced nuclear innovation. The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act (NEIMA) improves the licensing process for advanced reactors by requiring the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop more efficient licensing pathways, enhance its technical capacity to review new reactor designs, and provide additional transparency and predictability for reactor developers throughout the process. We have been working for several years to help get the federal government to take these needed steps for climate change and American innovation. We are thrilled it has happened and appreciate the leadership of Senators Whitehouse (D-RI), Booker (D-NJ), Manchin (D-WV), Barrasso (R-WY), Crapo (R-ID), and Capito (R-WV) in getting it done. By passing NEIMA, Congress has increased the odds of getting these emerging carbon-free technologies to market, and keeping America at the forefront of clean energy innovation."