Clean Air Task Force applauds the passage of the bipartisan Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA) by voice vote in the House today.
The Members of Congress who worked to get this bill over the finish line have helped to spur much-needed innovation in the nuclear sector. This bill will move the United States forward in terms of global leadership and greenhouse gas emission
reductions. Specifically, it will:
- Pave the way for a versatile test reactor to bolster U.S. nuclear science capabilities;
- Establish an Advanced Nuclear Energy Cost-Share Grant Program to make cost-share grants to applicants to fund a portion of the applicant’s NRC fees for pre-application and application review activities;
- Require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program to enhance the capabilities of the United States to develop new reactor technologies through high-performance computation modeling and simulation techniques;
- Direct the U.S. Department of Energy complete a 10-year budget plan for nuclear energy research and development.
Clean Air Task Force also wishes to thank the congressional staff involved for their countless hours of effort, and bipartisan cooperation.