“A clean energy future will require nuclear energy to be reliable, affordable, and accessible to the private and public sectors. The first step in getting there is setting the right goals and bringing together the necessary stakeholders to expand our nuclear capacity,” said Rep. Gallagher. “I’m proud to introduce the NERD
Act, and will continue working to ensure the United States stays competitive across all energy sectors.”
“Future nuclear reactors will need to be smaller, cheaper, flexible and more widely deployed. Modernizing our nuclear sector is vital to ensuring that our electric grid has plenty of zero-carbon flexible power. Rep. Gallagher’s bill will strengthen the research and development goals of nuclear energy by prioritizing demonstrations and developing advanced nuclear fuel which are both major steps to get the technology to commercialization,” said Jay Faison, Founder and CEO at ClearPath.