Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center virtually on Wednesday, November 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM ET for the launch of the report, The global future of nuclear energy.

Energy supply is an integral and essential part of modern society. Since nuclear energy provides low-carbon, baseload power, it could play a larger global role in addressing growing energy demands while reducing the risks of climate change and air pollution. Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has also highlighted energy security as a national imperative that nuclear power could help countries to achieve. 

Both preserving the existing fleet of reactors and building new advanced nuclear power plants could play a role in achieving deep decarbonization of electricity supply systems by mid-century. Public support, designs with greater inherent safety, licensing advanced reactors, and reasonable costs and schedules will be integral parts of this strategy. Nuclear power’s future would also benefit from national governments putting renewed emphasis on spent nuclear fuel disposition.

This report by Matt Bowen discusses a number of actions that the United States, Japan, and other civil nuclear allies could pursue so that nuclear energy can play a larger role in overcoming the challenges related to energy demand, energy security, and associated environmental and public health risks.

This conversation will be livestreamed and will be broadcast on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. To join this conversation via Zoom, please use the registration form on the page.

Keynote remarks by

Tatsuya Terazawa
President and CEO, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)

Moderated discussion with

Jennifer Gordon
Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative, Atlantic Council

Matt Bowen
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University SIPA

The Hon. William F. Martin
Chairman, Washington Policy and Analysis

Amy Roma
Partner and Global Energy Practice Leader, Hogan Lovells

Yukari Yamashita
Managing Director, Energy Data and
Modelling Center
, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)


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