EnergySourceAug 31, 2022
Closing nuclear generation amounts to running in place on climate
By Stephen S. Greene
Retiring nuclear plants is the wrong climate move. It jeopardizes energy security, makes grids less reliable, and forces clean energy that could be better used displacing fossil fuel generation to make up for the shortfall.
EnergySourceAug 10, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act reinforces nuclear energy’s role as a climate solution
By Stephen S. Greene
The IRA provides much-needed support to the US nuclear energy sector. Its provisions will allow the continued operation of existing reactors along with the development of next-generation projects.
EnergySourceApr 2, 2021
Rapid response: President Biden’s American Jobs Plan
By Global Energy Center
Released on March 31, the Biden-Harris administration’s massive infrastructure plan, called the American Jobs Plan, is hugely ambitious. The proposal does not just look to fix crumbling US infrastructure, it aims to transform the US economy, simultaneously addressing climate change, unemployment, and historic inequities.
Stephen S. Greene is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and a former energy and finance executive with extensive experience in commercial and policy issues related to energy. Most recently, he served in senior finance roles, including as chief financial officer for Centrus Energy, a public company engaged in the sale of nuclear fuel and the development of nuclear enrichment technology. He led strategy for Progress Energy, an investor-owned electric utility, and served as practice-area leader for the consultant Pace Global Energy focused on energy markets and risk management. He arranged project financing for PG&E National Energy Group (US Generating Company), a leading independent-power developer and energy trader, and subsequently developed the company’s power market outlook to support project development. Early in his career, he worked at the US Environmental Protection Agency on air-pollution rules. He holds a masters in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in physics from Princeton University.