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Terrestrial Energy’s Simon Irish at NY Times 2017 ClimateTECH

On November 30, 2017, Terrestrial Energy CEO Simon Irish explained why nuclear will be a clean energy solution to climate change at The New York Times’s 2017 ClimateTECH conference, with Lisa Friedman and Michael Shellenberger.

The New York Times

New York Times: How to Fix Global Warming: We Talk to Tech Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Political Leaders

I’ll be sitting down with Michael Shellenberger, founder of Environmental Progress, and Simon Irish, chief executive of Terrestrial Energy, to talk about the role of nuclear energy.
The Energy Collective

The Energy Collective: New Milestones Achieved for SMR Development

Terrestrial Energy, a developer of an advanced reactor design, has received notice from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it has successfully completed the first phase of the CNSC’s pre-licensing vendor design review for its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant design. Terrestrial Energy was the first advanced reactor vendor to enter the regulatory process in Canada, and now the first to have its design assessed.
CleanTech Canada

CleanTech Canada: Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor Clears First Regulatory Hurdle

Terrestrial Energy’s next-generation nuclear power technology has taken its first steps toward securing a key regulatory approval that could take it from the drawing board to the commercial market. The Oakville, Ont.-based company, which has been working on a design for a new type of molten salt reactor since 2013, said last week that the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has completed the first phase of its review of the new reactor. The process, known as a vendor design review, lets the CNSC size up a company’s design before any official licensing steps are taken.
Power Technology

Power Technology: CNSC Evaluates Terrestrial Energy’s IMSR Nuclear Reactor

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed the first phase of a pre-licensing vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant design. The review has verified that the design meets the basic requirements for a nuclear power plant in Canada.
Forbes

Forbes: A Successful Nuclear Step For New Molten Salt Reactors

Terrestrial Energy Inc. (TEI), a Canadian advanced nuclear reactor company, received notice yesterday from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) that it successfully completed the first phase of the CNSC’s pre-licensing vendor design review for TEI’s new Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) nuclear power plant design. This design review allows the government to assess the design and determine whether any obvious issues exist that would stop the licensing process and that could be resolved before the licensing process actually started.
World Nuclear News

World Nuclear News: Integrated Molten Salt Reactor Passes Pre-Licensing Milestone

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed the first phase of a vendor design review of Terrestrial Energy Inc's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).
The Telegraph

The Telegraph: Britain risks a nuclear dead end by spurning global technology leap

The world’s nuclear industry is in revolutionary ferment. The technology superpowers are racing against the clock – and against each other – to build versatile micro-reactors based on radically new principles that may transform the calculus of energy policy.
MIT Technology Review

MIT Technology Review: Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada

Canadian regulators announced that Terrestrial Energy has completed the initial phase of a design review for its molten-salt nuclear power plant, giving the Ontario-based company a small early lead in the race to commission the first commercial fourth-generation reactor in North America.
The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail: Terrestrial Energy’s molten-salt nuclear reactor approved by national regulator

Oakville, Ont.-based Terrestrial Energy Inc. took a step toward commercial deployment of its molten-salt small nuclear reactor Wednesday as the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) concluded its reactor design broadly complies with regulatory standards.