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Mon, Aug 5, 2019

Bell in Utility Dive: Ohio nuclear and coal bailout is a loss for nuclear power and the climate

In the News by Atlantic Council

Nuclear Energy Renewables & Advanced Energy

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Nuclear energy in context: What we’re reading

The current discourse around nuclear energy reflects the extent to which the stakes have grown higher, both for environmental impact and US national security.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham, Jr. and Admiral Richard Mies

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Mon, Jun 10, 2019

A call for action on US nuclear leadership: Reflections on the Atlantic Council’s task force report

The Task Force focused on saving the existing nuclear fleet, innovation and development of new advanced reactors, challenges in the global market, and the nuclear fuel cycle and security concerns.

EnergySource by Robert F. Ichord, Jr

Americas Energy & Environment

Thu, May 23, 2019

What is the state of US nuclear energy leadership?

Throughout 2018, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center convened a “Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership,” comprised of civilian and military experts in foreign policy, defense, and nuclear energy, with Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) as honorary co-chairs, to address the national security implications of the decline of the US nuclear […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Becca Hunziker

Americas Energy & Environment

Mon, May 20, 2019

US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge

A flourishing domestic nuclear energy sector is critical to US national security, both in the interconnections between military and civilian uses of nuclear energy, as well as in foreign policy.

Report by Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership

Nuclear Energy United States and Canada

Tue, Oct 9, 2018

Ukraine’s nuclear state of play: The international dimension

The following is the second installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its neighbors. In Part 1 of this series, we described the Energy Bridge project and why it is an important initiative for Ukraine. In this Part 2, we […]

EnergySource by Melissa Hersh and Edward Kee

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Oct 3, 2018

What role can Energy Bridge play in Ukraine’s energy resilience?

The following is the first installment in a three-part series on the proposed Energy Bridge project, an energy development and regional energy interconnection initiative for Ukraine and its neighbors. The series covers issues and opportunities related to Energy Bridge from three viewpoints: Ukraine, the European Union (EU) and other international parties (e.g., the US), and […]

EnergySource by Melissa Hersh and Edward Kee

Europe & Eurasia Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Roadblock for US nuclear power?

Five nuclear power vendors are competing for a sizeable sale in Saudi Arabia, with Westinghouse facing off against state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from France, South Korea, Russia, and China. A few decades ago, the US was the world leader in nuclear power technology. However, today the US needs to sell nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the […]

EnergySource by Melissa S Hersh and Edward D Kee

Americas Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Nuclear energy’s absence from the State of the Union: A missed opportunity

Many commentators noted the absence of any reference to climate change, clean energy, or the Green New Deal in President Trump’s State of the Union address on February 5th. In fact, the only mention that Trump made of energy at all was to praise the US for becoming “the number one producer oil and natural […]

EnergySource by Jennifer T. Gordon

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Wed, Mar 28, 2018

US nuclear-power leadership and the Chinese and Russian challenge

Nuclear energy remains an important part of the US energy mix. However, following years of underinvestment, US nuclear power is in decline while China and Russia are ramping up investment both at home and abroad, most notably in states that are key players in current geopolitical issues, such as Turkey, Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.

Issue Brief by Dr. Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

Energy & Environment Geopolitics & Energy Security