WHY THIS ACTION IS IMPORTANT:
When the House reconvenes after the COVID-19 crisis, rebuilding the economy by transforming our energy system should be a top priority. Any post-COVID-19 energy package should include H.R.6097 The Nuclear Energy Research and Development Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to usher in the future of clean power.
So, what's in the bill?
- Increasing funds for recycling spent nuclear fuel and developing a domestic source of new nuclear fuels such as High Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU)
- Funds the construction of advanced reactor demonstration units bringing advanced reactor concepts closer to the commercial marketplace
- Supports university, apprenticeship, and leadership programs to prepare the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers.
- Authorizes research and development of hybrid energy systems for desalination, hydrogen production, heat for industrial processes, and carbon capture, so that we can both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
How can you help? By contacting (email, text, call, and/or tweet) your legislators and expressing your support for the future of clean energy technology!