Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Regulations to European Commission Commissioner Simson
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Fusion Industry Association Sends Letter on Fusion Regulations to European Commission Commissioner Simson

On June 9, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) sent a letter on the importance of risk-informed fusion regulations to European Commission Commissioner Simson. The letter comes at a time when governments are increasingly looking into solidifying regulations for fusion energy, following recent regulatory decisions by the United States and United Kingdom. Early movers will have a competitive advantage in further shaping the industry, which spent over $500m on the supply chain in 2022.

NRC Considers Regulatory Approaches for Fusion Energy

NRC Considers Regulatory Approaches for Fusion Energy

In a meeting at the Nuclear Regulatory Commissions (NRC) on Tuesday, November 8, the Department of Energy, representatives of Agreement States, and private industry agreed that the regulation of fusion energy should be separated from the regulation of nuclear fission. Members of the FIA and the NRC staff discussed how an approach to fusion energy…

FIA Sends Letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Support of Byproduct Material Approach

FIA Sends Letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Support of Byproduct Material Approach

On August 24, 2022, the CEO of the Fusion Industry Association sent letter to the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that gives a full record of the FIA’s position on the appropriate type of regulatory approach by the NRC in the U.S. The letter, signed by FIA’s CEO, Andrew Holland, serves a follow up…

NRC Hosts Public Meeting on Developing a Regulatory Framework for Fusion Energy System

NRC Hosts Public Meeting on Developing a Regulatory Framework for Fusion Energy System

On June 7, 2022, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hosted a virtual public meeting to explore an appropriate regulatory framework for fusion energy. The NRC’s Offices of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Material Safety and Safeguards, and Regulatory Research participated along with stakeholders and the broader public. The goal of these forums is to collect public input…

FIA Writes Letter to the NRC on Roadmap for Regulatory Options

FIA Writes Letter to the NRC on Roadmap for Regulatory Options

On October 4, the Fusion Industry Association (FIA) wrote to the Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to clarify the roadmap for the requested six-month extension of the regulatory options paper. This extension would create better engagement between the NRC and the commercial fusion industry, as well as develop better understanding of the key…

US Fusion Regulators Hear from UK Regulators about British Approach to Fusion Governance

US Fusion Regulators Hear from UK Regulators about British Approach to Fusion Governance

Representatives from the UK government participated in a public meeting with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to outline their progress towards fusion regulation, technological development, hazard scenarios, and government consultation. On September 16, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) hosted a public meeting with leaders from the British government agencies charged with regulation of fusion…

FIA Writes Letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

FIA Writes Letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

On July 30, the Fusion Industry Association wrote to Margie Doane, the Executive Director of Operations for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make clear the industry’s official stance on how the United States should ensure a safe, efficient, and secure fusion energy regulation framework. The letter was sent in CC is Chairman Hanson, Commissioner…

UK’s Regulatory Horizons Council Issues Report on Fusion Energy Regulation

UK’s Regulatory Horizons Council Issues Report on Fusion Energy Regulation

On May 31, 2021 the Regulatory Horizons Council, a new expert committee responsible for educating the UK’s government on the regulations necessary for the advancement of technological innovation, released a report on its recommendations to ensure the rapid and safe progress of fusion energy. The Fusion Industry Association was cited throughout the report with regards…