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EMA News Roundup | Volume 1, Issue 3, November 2023

Our latest news roundup highlights how economies around the world are putting a price on carbon emissions. This shift has created global competition that pits the U.S. with other countries.

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EMA News Roundup | Volume 1, Issue 2, October 2023

Our latest news roundup highlights the global energy transition, emphasizing the need for collaboration and the increasing support for nuclear power as a net-zero technology. Significant domestic developments include investments in nuclear and hydrogen energy and major upgrades to the US electric grid.

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EMA News Roundup | Volume 1, Issue 1, September 2023

In our first issue, we look a bit further back on some of the most compelling updates of the summer. The latest in advanced energy news showcases how the Western U.S. is at the forefront of innovation. From the U.S. Department of Energy's ongoing investments to Alaska's solar advancements and Air Force energy plans in the state to Wyoming's microreactor initiatives, the shift in the energy landscape is palpable. Small Modular Reactors are gaining traction across the region. Learn more about what is happening below with the global shift to reduce emissions and enhance energy resilience.

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TerraPower selects Kemmerer, Wyoming as the preferred site for advanced reactor demonstration plant

November 16, 2021

TerraPower today announced Kemmerer, Wyoming as the preferred site for the Natrium™ reactor demonstration project, which is a TerraPower and GE-Hitachi technology, and is one of two competitively-selected advanced reactor demonstration projects (ARDP) supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The company selected the Kemmerer location, near the Naughton Power Plant, following an extensive evaluation process and meetings with community members and leaders.

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Eielson AFB Announced as Site for Air Force Micro-Reactor Pilot

October 15, 2021

The Department of the Air Force has selected Eielson Air Force Base (AFB) to pilot its first micro-reactor. The next-generation energy capability will provide the installation with a clean, reliable, and resilient nuclear energy supply technology for critical national security infrastructure.

The micro-reactor pilot was initiated in response to the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act requirement to identify potential locations to site, construct, and operate a micro-reactor by the end of 2027. The micro-reactor will be commercially owned and operated and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensed.