WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators introduced the “Accelerating Deployment of Versatile, Advanced Nuclear for Clean Energy (ADVANCE) Act of 2023,” which would support the preservation, development, and deployment of nuclear energy technologies in the United States. The legislation is spearheaded by U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).
“We applaud Senate leaders for their commitment to strengthening the U.S. nuclear energy sector by introducing the ADVANCE Act,” says Jon-Michael Murray, Nuclear Policy Manager at Clean Air Task Force. “This legislation is a welcome step toward creating a supportive policy environment where nuclear energy can expedite the clean energy transition and promote global energy security. Included in the bill are much needed measures that enhance processes at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, improve the prospects for coal to nuclear projects, and streamline civil nuclear exports, all which will help manage climate change and provide reliable, 24/7, carbon-free energy.”
“The complexity of achieving economy-wide decarbonization requires a diverse set of solutions, and nuclear energy has an important role to play,” says Evan Chapman, U.S. Federal Policy Director at Clean Air Task Force. “The bipartisan ADVANCE Act would build on action taken through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act to preserve and expand the United States’ nuclear energy capacity. Doing so would help meet growing energy demand while moving the U.S. closer to achieving its climate goals. It’s an exciting step forward and we stand ready to work with Congress to make this legislation as strong as possible.”
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