S.2368 - Nuclear Energy Renewal Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 07/31/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Committee Meetings:||11/19/19 10:00AM 09/11/19 2:15PM|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 116-203|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/09/2020 By Senator Murkowski from Committee on Energy and Natural Resources filed written report. Report No. 116-203. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2368 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/31/2019)
Nuclear Energy Renewal Act of 2019
This bill directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct research relating to the development of innovative nuclear reactor technologies that may offer improved safety, functionality, and affordability by enhancing existing nuclear technologies.
Specifically, the bill
- expands the light water reactor sustainability program, which is focused on improving the economics, reliability, and safety of nuclear plants in order to maximize long-term operations;
- directs DOE to work in coordination with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to develop certification and licensing criteria for advanced nuclear facilities; and
- establishes specified programs of nuclear energy research, demonstration, and development.