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February 26, 2015
U.S. and Kazakhstani participants follow a briefing about modeling and simulation
DOE/NE Sponsors a U.S. – Kazakhstan Civilian Nuclear Energy Workshop at Idaho National Laboratory

Deputy Assistant Secretary Ed McGinnis opened a successful U.S.-Kazakhstan Civil Nuclear Energy workshop at Idaho National Laboratory the week of February 9.
The workshop participants included leadership from Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy Department of Nuclear Industry and Kazakhstan’s own “national laboratory,” the National Nuclear Center (NNC), as well as Idaho National Laboratory personnel.

January 14, 2015
United States-Republic of Korea (ROK) International Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (INERI) Annual Steering Committee Meeting

On November 17-18, 2014, the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE/NE) hosted the annual U.S.-ROK INERI Steering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C.   The Steering Committee reviewed the progress of its eight active civil nuclear energy research and development (R&D) projects.  It also selected seven new R&D projects that were then initiated in December 2014.  These projects were selected based on an open solicitation and independent review process prior to the annual Steering Committee meeting.  The new projects address R&D in the areas of light water reactor

April 24, 2014
The Energy Innovation Laboratory at the Energy Department’s Idaho National Laboratory was dedicated earlier this week. The new facility enables researchers to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in advanced clean energy and related environmental science. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory
NE & EERE Working Together: 5 Facts About the New Energy Innovation Lab at Idaho National Laboratory

Through the facility, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Nuclear Energy are working side-by-side to solve shared energy challenges such as systems integration, energy productivity, and grid optimization.

March 3, 2014
The History of Nuclear Power in Space

Explore the history of nuclear power systems in U.S. space exploration -- from early satellites to the moon, Mars and beyond.

December 31, 2013
GIF Policy Group Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, November 2013
Generation IV International Forum Updates Technology Roadmap and Builds Future Collaboration

The Generation IV International Forum (GIF) held its 36th Policy Group (PG) meeting on November 21-22 in Brussels, Belgium. The PG reviewed progress on a number of on-going actions and received progress reports from the GIF Experts Group (EG) and the GIF Senior Industry Advisory Panel (SIAP).

December 12, 2013
The basics of small modular reactor technology explained. | Infographic by <a href="">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Advancing Small Modular Reactors: How We're Supporting Next-Gen Nuclear Energy Technology

Learn about the Energy Department's support for the next-generation nuclear energy technology -- small modular reactors.

November 14, 2013
First Office of Nuclear Energy -Tribal Leader Dialogue

On October 30th, I hosted Tribal Leaders from all over the United States at the first Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Tribal Leader Dialogue (Dialogue) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

October 30, 2013
Middle School Energy and Nuclear Science Curriculum Now Available

A new middle school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum called The Harnessed Atom is now available on the Office of Nuclear Energy website. This new curriculum offers accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date information on the roles that energy and nuclear science play in our lives. The essential principles and fundamental concepts in The Harnessed Atom address the latest science standards for crosscutting concepts about energy and matter.

May 6, 2013
Renewed energy and enhanced coordination are on the horizon for an international collaborative that is advancing new, safer nuclear energy systems.
Paving the path for next-generation nuclear energy

Nuclear power reactors currently under construction worldwide boast modern safety and operational enhancements that were designed by the global nuclear energy industry and enhanced through research and development (R&D) by the U.S. Department of Energy and its international counterparts. Today, experts around the world are collaborating to further advance nuclear technology to meet future energy needs.

April 15, 2013
The development of clean, affordable nuclear power options is a key element of the Energy Department's Nuclear Energy Research and Development Roadmap. As a part of this strategy, a high priority of the Department has been to help accelerate the timelines for the commercialization and deployment of small modular reactor (SMR) technologies through the SMR Licensing Technical Support program. | Photo by the Energy Department.
Expanding Options for Nuclear Power

Investments in Small Modular Reactors are helping to support safe, efficient nuclear technologies across America.