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It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a private virtual workshop, co-hosted by the Atlantic Council and the Howard Baker Forum, on the role of nuclear energy in achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the United States. The meeting will take place via Zoom, on Monday, July 19, 2021, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. EDT (Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. 10:20 a.m. JST), and it will examine the policy, economic, and regulatory mechanisms and opportunities available to support the inclusion of nuclear energy in the United States’ net-zero carbon future.

The July meeting will convene key stakeholders from the public and private sectors in the United States and Japan to discuss opportunities to deepen civil nuclear cooperation and share knowledge on the role of the existing nuclear fleet alongside advanced reactor technologies in charting a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. As both countries work to overcome historical barriers to the deployment of nuclear technology and meet ambitious carbon reduction targets, continued knowledge sharing is crucial to develop lessons learned in light of heightened urgency around decarbonization.

You will be able to join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. Please register here in order to receive Zoom information.

Opening Remarks

Scott Campbell
President
The Howard Baker Forum

Masato Hirai
General Manager
Federation of Electric Power Companies Japan

Jon Ball
Executive Vice President of Nuclear Products
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Keynote Remarks

Dr. Kathryn Huff
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Nuclear Energy
US Department of Energy

A Conversation With

Suzanne Baker
Founder
Good Energy Collective

Kenneth Luongo
President
Partnership for Global Security

Dr. Benjamin Reinke
Senior Director for Corporate Strategy and Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer
X-Energy

Michelle Scott
Senior Policy Advisor for Commercial Engagement, Office of Nuclear Energy
US Department of Energy

Moderated by

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

Closing Remarks

Scott Campbell
President
The Howard Baker Forum