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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.
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A conversation with
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
President and CEO
Centrus Energy Corp.
Former Deputy Secretary of Energy
US Department of Energy
Dr. Jennifer Gordon
Managing Editor and Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
EnergySource Feb 19, 2021
How a HALEU bank could work
By Stephen S. Greene
Lack of a long-term, reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel represents a critical risk to the deployment of advanced reactors, which could be a key source of carbon-free electricity in the future. However, a HALEU fuel bank could resolve the conundrum facing advanced reactor developers and potential HALEU fuel suppliers by supporting the production of HALEU for advanced reactors and resolving the uncertainty faced by reactor developers and their potential customers and sources of financing.
EnergySource Feb 12, 2021
As the United States develops advanced reactors, a new fuel supply chain is critical to national security
By Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies
Over the past five years, the United States has made meaningful progress in the development of advanced nuclear reactor designs critical to keeping the country on the cutting edge of nuclear technology. These positive trends signal a growing need for the Department of Energy to address a key challenge that many reactor developers face as they move toward deployment: the lack of a reliable source of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel.
Issue Brief Jan 9, 2020
International co-financing of nuclear reactors between the United States and its allies
By Jennifer T. Gordon
As Russia and China seek out third-party countries with demand for nuclear energy, can the United States and its allies determine how to cooperate on co-financing agreements and become greater than the sum of their parts?