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March 17, 2010
INL User Facility welcomes three new experiments

The number of universities conducting nuclear energy experiments in Idaho National Laboratory's one-of-a-kind research reactor has now reached an even dozen.

March 12, 2010
Department of Energy Issues Requests for Applications for Nuclear-Related Science and Engineering Scholarships and Fellowships

The Department of Energy today issued two Request for Applications (RFA) for scholarships and fellowships as part of its efforts to recruit and train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.

March 9, 2010
Department of Energy Announces $40 Million to Develop the Next Generation Nuclear Plant

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today announced selections for the award of approximately $40 million in total to two teams led by Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric Co. and San Diego-based General Atomics for conceptual design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).

March 8, 2010
Remarks of Deputy Secretary Poneman at the International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman addressed the plenary session at the International Conference on Access to Civil Nuclear Energy in Paris, France.

March 3, 2010
Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to Hold First Meeting

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday, March 25th and Friday, March 26th, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, co-chaired by former Congressman Lee Hamilton and former National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft, will hold its first meeting in Washington, D.C.

March 2, 2010
Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future Charter

The Secretary of Energy, acting at the direction of the President, is establishing the Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle, including all alternatives for the storage, processing, and disposal of civilian and defense used nuclear fuel, high-level waste, and materials derived from nuclear activities.  Specifically, the Commission will provide advice, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations for a new plan to address these issues, including:

February 17, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Addresses Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Alexandria, VA - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today addressed the opening session of the second annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit and discussed the Department of Energy's commitment to helping achieve the President's goals of reducing nuclear dangers and expanding the use of nuclear energy in a manner that minimizes the risks of proliferation. 

The Deputy Secretary also spoke about the Department's commitment to management excellence.

February 16, 2010
Obama Administration Announces Loan Guarantees to Construct New Nuclear Power Reactors in Georgia

President Obama today announced that the Department of Energy has offered conditional commitments for a total of $8.33 billion in loan guarantees for the construction and operation of two new nuclear reactors at a plant in Burke, Georgia.

January 29, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future

The Commission, led by Lee Hamilton and Brent Scowcroft, will provide recommendations on managing used fuel and nuclear waste

December 15, 2009
International Working Group Meeting Focuses on Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development and Financing of New Nuclear Projects

The multi-nation Infrastructure Development Working Group (IDWG) held its fifth meeting and also a workshop on the financing of international nuclear power projects in Vienna, Austria, on December 9-10, 2009.