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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and the Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition on Wednesday, March 31, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT for a conversation with Joyce Connery, chair of the US Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, and Daniel Poneman, president and CEO of Centrus Energy Corp. and former US deputy secretary of energy, on the future of nuclear energy policy under the Biden Administration.

Despite the critical role nuclear energy has long played as a carbon-free source of energy in the United States, the rate of new nuclear builds in nuclear energy technology has fallen in recent decades. Recent policy and technological developments have, however, opened the door for nuclear energy to drive decarbonization and improve energy security in the US and abroad.

As the Biden Administration formalizes its plans to reach one hundred percent pollution-free electricity by 2035 and economy-wide net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, nuclear energy will become an increasingly important part of the conversation, both in terms of climate change mitigation and national security. In this moderated discussion, Connery and Poneman will explore opportunities and risks for the Biden Administration’s nuclear energy policy.

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. As this is an interactive conversation, we encourage active questions and commentary from the audience. Register below to receive further information on how to join the virtual conversation.

A conversation with

Joyce Connery
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Daniel Poneman
President and CEO
Centrus Energy Corp.
Former Deputy Secretary of Energy
US Department of Energy

Moderated by

Dr. Jennifer Gordon
Managing Editor and Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

The Global Energy Center develops and promotes pragmatic and nonpartisan policy solutions designed to advance global energy security, enhance economic opportunity, and accelerate pathways to net-zero emissions.