EESI – The State of Play for Nuclear Energy in the United States

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing about the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) nuclear energy programs. Through provisions in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2023 funding for nuclear energy research, development, and demonstrations, the Administration and Congress have strongly supported the existing reactor fleet and invested in next-generation technologies. This briefing will highlight nuclear energy programs underway from basic research to demonstration projects, including work happening across DOE’s national labs.

Panelists will discuss DOE’s current approach to nuclear energy, the evolution of deployment in the United States, and the path ahead for DOE’s nuclear energy work. Topics will include what is next for advanced reactors, securing a domestic fuel supply of high-assay low-enriched uranium (uranium enriched to between 5 and 20 percent), engaging with communities, and safely managing spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste through a consent-based siting approach.


Apr 19 2023


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center - SVC 200 (Senate Side)
First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

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Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)

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