CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING TO MEET WITH OBAMA ON SIDELINES OF NUCLEAR EVENTS DURING WEEK AHEAD

 

Diablo Cyn Nuclear Plant

(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

It’s a big week for the nuclear world with top officials from around the globe descending on the nation’s capital to discuss the state of the industry and security at two large nuclear summits. Meanwhile, Congress is enjoying an Easter/spring break this week, with the Senate coming back April 4, and the House returning April 11.

The Nuclear Industry Summit 2016 takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the Grand Hyatt Washington and is expected to draw hundreds of CEOs and industry leaders to discuss nuclear waste, cyber threats and the role of the nuclear industry globally. This is followed by the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit Expo Thursday and Friday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center featuring nuclear products and services.

World leaders from more than 50 countries and four international organizations focused on preventing nuclear terrorism are meeting at the Nuclear Security Summit on Thursday and Friday also at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. China’s President Xi Jinping is planning to meet with President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the security summit as well.

Some other energy and environment events this week include:

ABA CONFERENCE: Bloomberg BNA reporters Patrick Ambrosio and Paul Stinson, and Deputy News Director Jessica Coomes are heading to Austin, Texas, to cover the American Bar Association’s 34th Water Law Conference Tuesday and Wednesday and the ABA’s 45th Spring Conference on Environmental Law Wednesday through Friday.

NATURAL GAS ROUNDTABLE: Paula Gant, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Energy Department's Office of International Affairs, speaks at the Natural Gas Roundtable’s monthly luncheon series at noon Thursday at the University Club.

NRC: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has a public meeting Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to brief commissioners on the status of Project Aim 2020, the agency’s initiative to streamline and improve its effectiveness and efficiency. It’s held at the agency’s Rockville, Md., headquarters and will be webcast.

PHMSA: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez discusses the future of the agency from 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday the Center for Strategic and International Studies.