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Jennifer Granholm. new leader of USA’s Department of Energy gives clearly pro nuclear answers

26 Feb 21, Don Hancock of Southwest Research Information Center (SRIC) in Albuquerque, NM, has extracted Granholm’s answers to questions from U.S. Senators on nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and radioactive waste, during her confirmation to become President Biden’s Energy Secretary.

 

  Granholm Written Answers to Energy Committee Questions
NUCLEAR POWER Murkowski Question 14 How do you think advanced nuclear fits into a climate change mitigation strategy?
Answer 14: I believe advanced nuclear energy is an important and promising technology that we should pursue. If confirmed as Secretary I look forward to working with you to advance emissionfree technologies, including forms of advanced nuclear technology.
 Manchin Question 24: Do you believe that advanced nuclear technologies can become a significant contributor to a low-carbon energy future?
 Answer 24: Yes.
  Manchini Question 28: . How will you prioritize the role of nuclear energy technologies?
Answer 28: Nuclear energy provides more than 55% of our clean energy and nearly 30% globally, and it is critical to sustain this share of energy use to meet our carbon reduction goals. If confirmed as Secretary, I will work with the Department to continue to support the research, development, and demonstration of technologies to preserve our exis8ng fleet, deploy advanced reactor technologies, and expand nuclear energy to markets beyond electricity to meet our carbon reduction goals in the United States and globally  
  Manchin Question 29: What specific actions will you take to ensure the U.S. regains its global leadership in nuclear energy?
Answer 29: Many countries are looking at nuclear energy to meet their growing energy needs and are interested in technologies developed in the United States. If confirmed as Secretary, I will support the whole-of-government approach and work with my counterparts across the Interagency and with Congress to empower the U.S. nuclear industry to develop, demonstrate, and export American-made nuclear technology.
Manchin Question 35: Multiple nuclear reactors have closed over the past few years. How do you see the future of nuclear energy unfolding in the United States and internationally? What will be DOE’s contribution to the future of nuclear power during your tenure?
 Answer 35: If confirmed as Secretary, I will support robust research, development, and demonstration of advanced nuclear energy technology and seek to advance DOE’s work to commercialize this technology to build and empower American jobs. The Department’s Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP) will speed the demonstration of a variety of U.S. advanced reactor designs to build a portfolio of new reactors. I will support the whole-of-government approach and work with my counterparts across the Governmental Interagency to empower the U.S. national laboratories, universities, and U.S. nuclear industry to develop, demonstrate, and export Americanmade nuclear technology     ………….. http://static1.1.sqspcdn.com/static/f/356082/28401005/1612413087803/2+3+21+Granholm+Written+Answers+to+Energy+Committee+Questions.pdf?token=nLvj9reqU05J92y72vrSYaVPRAs%3D

February 27, 2021 - Posted by | politics, USA

2 Comments »

  1. All Nuclear is very BAD we have no way to get rid of the waste can we put it in your back yard?

    Comment by Gordon Howard | February 27, 2021 | Reply

  2. Good question, Gordon Howard!

    Comment by bluesapphire48 | February 28, 2021 | Reply


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