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- Maria Korsnick
Across the energy value chain, companies and governments are addressing the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power generation emits no greenhouse gases and can therefore be an important component in the drive toward reducing emissions and combatting climate change. However, nuclear power generation has encountered stubborn obstacles including delays and cost overruns, disposal of high-level waste, and fear of operating accidents. A combination of new technologies, smaller scale plants, and significant nuclear plant development in certain countries may be tipping the scales toward a nuclear renaissance. What are the promises and risks of nuclear power’s role in achieving net zero
The nuclear industry is experiencing a wave of innovation. New designs are being brought to market with different configurations, fuels, and business cases by embracing the possibilities of new technologies and materials. A key step in commercializing these systems is receiving regulatory approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This session will explain the regulatory process, the challenges and opportunities in navigating this process, as well as recent experiences of companies engaged in bringing new designs to the market.