EnergySourceSep 28, 2021
The VTR will play a key role in the nuclear energy innovation ecosystem
By Suzanne Baker, Jennifer T. Gordon, Judi Greenwald, and Jackie Toth
Next-generation nuclear technologies hold the potential to bring US-led zero-carbon energy to international markets. But their development will be stymied without government support for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), whose budget was recently zeroed out. Congress still has opportunities to provide sufficient funding, and it must act on them.
EnergySourceJul 15, 2021
Fit for 55: Reshaping global climate leadership and transatlantic cooperation
By The Global Energy Center
Global Energy Experts analyze the impact and highlights from the newly released European Union "Fit for 55" climate action package.
Jennifer T. Gordon is the director for the Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center. Jennifer was a co-director of the Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership, and she currently runs the Atlantic Council’s Women in Energy and Climate Fellowship. From 2016-2018, Jennifer was a senior energy policy analyst at National Journal’s Network Science Initiative. Jennifer has served as a CIA political analyst and has also worked as a freelance writer and TV commentator.
Jennifer earned her PhD from Harvard’s History Department and Center for Middle Eastern Studies, after completing a dissertation on early Shia political thought. Jennifer graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, with a major in Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in English. Jennifer lives in Bethesda with her husband and their two sons.