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Statement by Secretary Granholm on the President’s FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary spending. The funding request of $46.1 billion details major investments in key Department of Energy (DOE) efforts to research, develop, and deploy clean energy technologies necessary to reach President Biden’s goals on climate change.

Nuclear Power Is ‘Appropriate and Safe’. It’s Official.

Experts in the European Union have completed a draft declaring nuclear power a green investment, fully meeting the standards as a sustainable energy source, according to a recently shared report. However, since this report is a draft undergoing consideration of the European Commission, the designation of nuclear power as "sustainable" may be contingent upon other, similar debates about natural gas.

Major Project Begins at Y-12 to Shrink High-Security Footprint

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, officials broke ground on the West End Protected Area Reduction project (WEPAR) at Y-12 National Security Complex, which, when completed, will reduce the size of the high-security protected area on the site by approximately 50%.

Public Notice: Final EA available for Lithium Processing Facility at Y-12

DOE's NNSA announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment for the Lithium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex, finding of No Significant Impact

Public notice: Draft EA for Y-12 Development Organization at Horizon Center

DOE NNSA announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment, which analyzes the potential impacts of conducting most of the Y-12 Development Organization operations in a modern offsite facility located at 103 Palladium Way in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, approximately 9.5 miles west of the Y-12 National Security Complex.