The US International Development Finance Corporation has ended a ban on financing nuclear power projects and “will prioritize the support of advanced nuclear technology in emerging and frontier markets,” the federal agency said in a statement July 23 . Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The revised policy “recognizes the vast energy needs of developing countries as well as new and advanced technologies such as small modular reactors and microreactors that could be particularly impactful in these markets,” DFC added. DFC proposed the policy change June 10, beginning a 30-day public comment period ending July 10. The agency said it had received more than 800 comments, “with 98 percent in support of the proposed change,” including from academics, nuclear experts, industry stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and bipartisan members of Congress. The agency was created in 2019 through the consolidation of Overseas […]