June 18, 2024

Our Statement on Senate Passage of the ADVANCE Act

On June 18, Good Energy released the following statement from Managing Director of Policy and External Affairs Jackie Toth on Senate passage of the ADVANCE Act, which is included in S. 870, The Fire Grants and Safety Act.

“For communities that want them, nuclear power plants are a powerhouse of local economic activity. Today, Congress sent to President Biden's desk a bill that will help more communities access nuclear energy by strengthening the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's staffing and spending; enabling the use of accident-tolerant fuels; and supporting the licensing of new reactor designs, including coal-to-nuclear projects. While Congress can take many additional actions that increase public confidence in nuclear energy, today we’re celebrating that this bill marks the first federal climate legislation enacted since the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”