Nuclear Energy: The Imperative for Innovation & Modernization

September 21, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th ST NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC
NEW TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Nuclear Energy: The Imperative for Innovation & Modernization​

A conversation with:
The Hon. Jim Inhofe
US Senator (R-Oklahoma) 

The Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse
US Senator (D-Rhode Island)

Introduced and Moderated by:
Ben Geman
Energy and Environment Correspondent 
The National Journal

Senator Inhofe and Senator Whitehouse join us to discuss their bipartisan legislative efforts to preserve US leadership in the sphere of nuclear energy technology. They will specifically address efforts to promote public-private partnerships on advanced nuclear energy technology, to modernize the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s functions, and to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors. We hope you will be able to join us for this session.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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Jim Inhofe serves as a Republican Senator of Oklahoma. He is the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Senior Member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. Before his election to Senate in 1994, Senator Inhofe served eight years as the United States Representative of Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. From 1978 to 1984, he served as the Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Senator Inhofe is an honored US Army Veteran. 

Sheldon Whitehouse serves as a Democratic Senator of Rhode Island, where he is a member of the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. He also chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism and the EPW Subcommittee on Oversight. Before his time in the Senate, Senator Whitehouse served as a policy advisor and counsel to the Governor of Rhode Island and as the state’s Director of Business Regulation before being nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island's United States Attorney in 1994. He was elected State Attorney General in 1998, a position in which he served from 1999-2003. 

Ben Geman is a National Journal Energy and Environment Correspondent with nearly a decade of experience on the beat. Before joining National Journal he spent four years as an energy correspondent for The Hill, where he helped launch the paper's energy blog. From 2004-2009, Ben was a reporter for Environment & Energy Publishing, writing for Greenwire and other E&E newsletters. Ben also worked at the newsletter Inside EPA, and before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002 he wrote for several Boston-area newspapers, including the Boston Phoenix.