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DOE taps GE Hitachi to lead research on lowering advanced nuclear construction costs

Iulia Gheorghiu of Utility Dive reports that the Department of Energy has tapped GE Hitachi to lead research on lowering advanced nuclear construction costs.

The C3 Take
  • The Department of Energy (DOE) has asked GE Hitachi to develop three construction technologies to lower the construction costs for new nuclear reactors.
  • One way in which DOE and GE Hitachi could lower nuclear construction costs is by looking to reduce costly and burdensome regulations that delay project completion times.
  • Nuclear energy is essential for lowering emissions as it is our largest source of carbon-free energy.

“DOE has funded a number of initiatives in recent years to encourage the development of advanced nuclear reactors, focusing on innovative technology development through demonstration projects.

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