S.2052 - Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Improvement Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] (Introduced 10/29/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 111-312|
|Latest Action:||09/27/2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 598.|
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Summary: S.2052 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (09/27/2010)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Nuclear Energy Research Initiative Improvement Act of 2009 - Amends the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to direct the Secretary of Energy to: (1) conduct research to lower the cost of nuclear reactor systems; and (2) develop and publish on the Department of Energy (DOE) website a schedule outlining a five-year strategy to lower such cost effectively, including public workshops to provide an opportunity for public comment.
Includes among research subjects: (1) modular and small-scale reactors; (2) balance-of-plant issues; (3) cost-efficient manufacturing and construction; (4) licensing issues; and (5) enhanced proliferation controls.
Authorizes appropriations for FY2011-FY2015.