U.S. Government Nuclear Energy Investments in Recent Legislation

This infographic illustrates new investments in nuclear energy-related projects across various U.S. legislative acts from 2021 to 2024. The categories include Fuel Enrichment Capacity and Infrastructure, Support for Existing Reactors, Advanced Reactors, Research and Infrastructure, and Military Nuclear Power. Significant investments can be seen in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, in existing and advanced reactors. The 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act also shows balanced funding across several categories. The graph highlights the U.S. government’s approach to balancing between maintaining infrastructure, fostering innovation, and responding to geopolitical challenges, underscoring the importance of targeted funding. Tax credits and transferred funds are not included in these calculations, focusing purely on new direct financial investments.

Emily Day, Della Ratta Fellow, Partnership for Global Security