While the U.S. can’t control supply disruptions in other countries or when demand increases in India, there are policy levers Congress and the administration can pull to help in the short and intermediate run.
"Throughout both phases of the contract, BWXT said it will leverage existing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) achievements through the company’s collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and other internal BWXT research and development investments. Through the ARDP, BWXT and DOE have been developing the BANR microreactor since 2021, and this effort in Wyoming 'represents an acceleration of BWXT’s commercial nuclear development efforts,' the company said."
"Regardless of who wins in November, we have serious work to do to combat political climate change. It is each of our responsibilities to choose the most radical response of all – warmheartedness and truth."
Collin Eaton and Benoît Morenne of The Wall Street Journal report on Magnolia, Arkansas and its role in the lithium boom. “Exxon, which is generally bullish about the future of oil and natural gas, is also preparing for a future less dependent on gasoline. Last year, it projected light-duty vehicle demand for internal combustion engine fuels...