Department of Energy (DOE)’s Focus on Nuclear Research Programs to Strengthen the US’s Nuclear Power Industry
The US has 104 operating nuclear power reactors which contributed 20% of the total power generation in the country in 2010. The country plans to expand its nuclear power industry with new nuclear power reactors (planned and proposed). Post Japan’s nuclear crisis, the integrity of nuclear technology has been questioned and there arises a need for further research and development (R&D) activities to firm the existing and upcoming nuclear fleet to withstand a Fukushima type of situation. Along these lines, the US’s Department of Energy (DOE) through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) has recently announced its plans to allocate $39m to fuel nuclear R&D programs. The DOE’s financial aid will help the universities in the country to conduct nuclear related research and in the longer run will aid the country to combat key nuclear challenges such as: lack of skilled workers, safety issues with regard to nuclear power plants and used-fuel waste management. Deploying successful research outcomes into the industry will ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and increase the efficiency of nuclear operations. In the coming decades, with nuclear R&D activities, nuclear energy will regain its stature as a reliable source for safer power generation and will strengthen the US’s nuclear power industry.
The report analyzes latest trends in the US's nuclear power industry.
Explores and analyzes the US's Department of Energy (DOE)'s role in supporting nuclear research programs.
Provides details about the nuclear research programs in the US.
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Gain most up to date information and analysis on the Department of Energy's financial aid for nuclear R&D.
Understand the importance of nuclear research programs.
Facilitate decision making by understanding the role of nuclear R&D in strengthening the US's nuclear power industry.