Mar 24, 2022

United States $25 Million Support To Clean Nuclear Energy

United States $25 Million Clean Nuclear Energy

United States Support To Clean Nuclear Energy

Today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Bonnie Jenkins announced the U.S. commitment of $25 million dollars in support to expand access to clean nuclear energy. The announcement, also referred to as the "Nuclear Futures Package," represents efforts across the U.S. government and includes programs and projects being developed for duction of modern, clean and large-scale nuclear energy, demonstrate the potential of nuclear-generated hydrogen to drive the transition to clean energy, a promote innovative, safe and secure nuclear technologies, such as small modular reactors. As part of the Nuclear Futures Package, the United States is pleased to partner with Poland, Kenya, Ukraine, Brazil, Romania, and Indonesia, among others, to support progress in achieving their nuclear energy goals. Efforts include capacity building, equipment, feasibility and location studies, demonstration projects, study tours, site visits, technical collaboration and more. In this matter the commitment for the Foundational Infrastructure Initiative for the Responsible Use of Small Modular Reactor Technology (FIRST), which the United States launched at the Climate Leaders Summit. Also included is the US public-private SMR program and associated series of workshops on standards and regulations for small modular and advanced reactors. These programs are designed to support the key steps necessary for the safe, secure and responsible deployment of emerging nuclear technologies. By using this new Nuclear Futures Package in the United States' We are required a strong commitment to energy innovation and nuclear technology, in the field of clean nuclear energy power, as an important component of achieving global climate change goals. In addition to the State Department, these activities are carried out by the United States Trade and Development Agency and the Departments of Commerce and Energy. For more information, contact the Department of State's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation press team.