European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Pushes for Fusion Acceleration in Europe

On April 11, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder made a visit to the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching, Germany. The two commended the work done at the Institute and emphasized the need for a European fusion alliance, public-private partnership programs, and a clear…

Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Fusion Energy
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Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Accelerate Fusion Energy

On April 18, Senators Padilla, Cornyn, Booker, Young, and Murray introduced a bipartisan bill to accelerate fusion energy development. The legislation would codify the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s bipartisan decision last April to regulate fusion energy separate from nuclear fission. This Senate bill follows the passage of companion bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives….

FIA Supports Confirmation of Christopher Hanson for US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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FIA Supports Confirmation of Christopher Hanson for US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

On April 18, the FIA sent a letter to Chairman Carper and Ranking Member Capito of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to support the renomination of US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Christopher Hanson.

House Committee Passes Fusion Energy Act Amendment  Providing  Regulatory Certainty for Fusion Energy

House Committee Passes Fusion Energy Act Amendment Providing Regulatory Certainty for Fusion Energy

On December 5, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to report H.R.6544, the bipartisan Atomic Energy Advancement Act sponsored by Representatives Duncan and DeGette that would seek to reform the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As the Committee considered passage of this legislation, Representatives Lori Trahan and Jay Obernolte offered a revised version of the Fusion…

White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”
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White House launches “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”

The US announced “International Partnerships in a New Era of Fusion Energy Development”, issuing five goals for international partnership and collaboration opportunities on the way to fusion commercialization.