Bill Gates Praises New Advanced Nuclear Energy Legislation

The US Congress has authorized a new bill that supports the development of advanced nuclear power. Billionaire Bill Gates says “I cannot overstate how important this is”.

The bill includes:

  • long-term nuclear power purchase agreements
  • advanced nuclear reactor research and development goals
  • the establishment of a long-term nuclear power purchase agreement pilot
  • nuclear energy strategic plan
  • a versatile, reactor-based fast neutron source
  • advanced nuclear fuel security programmes; and
  • a university nuclear leadership programme