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As states increasingly look to advanced nuclear, Wyoming, Virginia and Michigan lead the way

Brian Martucci writes in UtilityDive about states’ efforts to deploy advanced nuclear power.

The C3 Take
  • While the federal government is advancing important legislation for nuclear power, states are also ultimately leading the way.
  • In Wyoming, laws have made it easier to build nuclear power which has allowed TerraPower to begin construction on its next-generation Natrium reactor.
  • Virginia meanwhile passed several bills last year to invest in nuclear energy R&D and bolster the workforce.

“The Virginia Department of Energy’s Davis pointed to the recently announced Microsoft-Google-Nucor 24/7 clean electricity RFI as an opportunity for advanced nuclear power in southwestern Virginia, where a state-funded feasibility study last year identified seven promising SMR sites on or near decommissioned mine lands and the state-supported Energy DELTA Lab will ‘deploy innovative and clean energy technologies,’ including nuclear, that could support hyperscale data center and low-carbon hydrogen production clusters.”

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