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  • Colorado Lawmakers Reintroduce Nuclear Feasibility Bill

    Colorado Lawmakers Reintroduce Nuclear Feasibility Bill0

    • January 26, 2023

    The potential for introducing small-modular reactors (SMRs) to Colorado will get a second look at the state legislature thanks to a new bill currently being considered. HB23-1080, sponsored by Representative Ty Winter (R.) and Senator Byron Pelton (R.), would direct the Colorado Energy Office to conduct a feasibility study for the use of SMRs as

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  • Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch

    Governor Polis Again Downplays Nuclear Energy…But with a Catch0

    • November 18, 2022

    Colorado’s Governor may not be a huge proponent of nuclear energy, but he at least isn’t ruling it out either. Fresh off his resounding reelection victory earlier this month, Governor Jared Polis took to the national stage with an appearance on the popular HBO political talk show “Real Time with Bill Maher” last week. During

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  • Even Legacy Environmentalists Have Come Around on Advanced Nuclear Power

    Even Legacy Environmentalists Have Come Around on Advanced Nuclear Power0

    • November 15, 2022

    It’s unmistakable that there’s been a sea-change around popular support for nuclear energy. A confluence of factors, including the ongoing need to confront climate change, turmoil in global oil and gas supplies due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and persisting electric grid instability in states like California and Texas have drawn the public’s focus

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  • Western Utility Announces Consideration of Five SMRs for Coal-to-Nuclear Transition

    Western Utility Announces Consideration of Five SMRs for Coal-to-Nuclear Transition0

    • October 27, 2022

    Wyoming and Utah are looking to lead the wave of next-generation advanced nuclear energy. PacifiCorp, the parent company of the western-state regulated utilities Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power, announced a partnership on Wednesday with the small modular reactor firm Terrapower. The two firms will be conducting a joint study to evaluate the feasibility of

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  • Federal Support for Advanced Nuclear is Bipartisan, Why Not in CO?

    Federal Support for Advanced Nuclear is Bipartisan, Why Not in CO?0

    • August 5, 2022

    In a previous post I covered the partisan split that still exists in public polling over nuclear energy. “Currently, 39% of Democrats versus 60% of Republicans and 53% of independents favor nuclear energy,” according to the latest Gallup polling on the issue. But that hasn’t stopped a bipartisan consensus from forming in the federal government

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  • Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado

    Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado0

    • June 21, 2022

    Electric grid reliability is on the forefront of everyone’s mind following a sobering report from the country’s grid overseer. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a regulatory body overseeing grid operations across the United States and Canada, warned last month in its latest summer reliability assessment that vast swaths of the West and Midwest

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