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Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Strengthening cooperation with allies could help the United States lead in exporting carbon-free nuclear energy

Driven in part by concerns over climate change, nuclear energy is receiving renewed attention. In order for the United States to meet growing international demand for nuclear reactors—rather than ceding the mantle of global exports to Russia and China—the United States will need to increase coordination with its allies in commercializing advanced reactors and streamlining relevant interagency processes.

EnergySource by Matt Bowen, Jennifer T. Gordon, Jackie Kempfer

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security

Thu, May 9, 2019

Reason for hope on climate change

If passed, new legislation would put the United States on a path toward decarbonizing its electricity sector by midcentury.

EnergySource by Matt Bowen

Energy Transitions United States and Canada

Matt Bowen is a research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University focusing on nuclear energy, waste, and nonproliferation policy. Previously, he was a nuclear policy fellow at the Clean Air Task Force, focusing on nuclear energy and nonproliferation topics. He also served as a senior policy fellow at the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, where he wrote reports on small modular reactors and nuclear export control reform. From 2015 to 2017, he was an associate deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Nuclear Energy at the US Department of Energy (DOE). Matt was a senior advisor in the Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control at the National Nuclear Security Administration from 2011 to 2015. Previous to working at DOE, he was an AAAS/APS science fellow for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. After receiving a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2006, Matt came to Washington to work at the National Academies, where he was a program officer on the Board on Physics and Astronomy and the Board on Energy and Environmental Studies.