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  • May 12, 2016

    DOE Workshop: Pathway to SMR Commercialization The Office of Nuclear Energy requests domestic industry participation in a 2-day comprehensive workshop to elicit opinions on two key topics: (1) manufacturing technologies to reduce cost and schedule for Small Modular Reactor (SMR) parts and components and meet the demands of the industry as it grows; and (2) additional SMR capabilities beyond baseload electricity generation, including use of SMRs in hybrid energy systems and in meeting national security needs.

  • April 22, 2016
    This Earth Day I want to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the ways the Office of Nuclear Energy has been working to innovate nuclear technologies, with the goals of supporting U.S. low-carbon energy objectives and protecting the planet from the harmful effects of global climate change.
  • April 12, 2016

    Thirty years ago this month, two events happened that had profound and lasting impacts on energy and environmental issues in the U.S. and around the world. One overshadowed the other in public awareness, but both set the stage for a revolutionary approach to assuring nuclear safety.

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