Did you know that the Nuclear Energy Assembly is this week? NEA is the annual NEI conference and provides a good overview of the previous year’s accomplishments and a preview of what’s coming up next. The conference alternates between Washington DC and other locales, attracting nuclear leaders from around the world and across many related disciplines. This year’s assembly is in Scottsdale, Ariz. which means the heat is considerably drier.
The assembly is just about wrapping up now, but it doesn’t hurt to keep up. The twitter page and news wrap-up will provide you with a good sense of the state of the industry in 2014.
You can follow the doings on Twitter, hashtag #nea2014 – very busy account right now- and there are some news stories to peruse:
Gerald “Jerry” Grandey, the former chief executive of Cameco Corp., was honored with the industry’s William S. Lee Award for Leadership at NEI’s annual conference this week.
While serving as Cameco’s president, CEO and director, the company played a central role in the implementation over a 20-year period of the highly successful Megatons to Megawatts program. The effort, which concluded last December, achieved the conversion of highly enriched uranium from 20,000 Russian warheads into low-enriched uranium that fueled commercial U.S. reactors and supplied as much as 10 percent of total U.S. electricity during that time.
Nuclear energy’s importance in a diversified U.S. electricity portfolio makes it imperative that the industry build on 20 years of success by meeting three key challenges in the near term, NEI’s incoming chairman told industry leaders at the start of the Nuclear Energy Assembly in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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