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Nov 28, 2022

Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan

By Stephen S. Greene

Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power's importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.

Energy & Environment Japan

UkraineAlert

Oct 25, 2022

Europe must make this the last winter of weaponized Russian energy exports

By Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to freeze Ukrainians into submission in the coming months while also using energy supply cuts to pressure European leaders into abandoning their support for Ukraine.

Energy Markets & Governance Energy Transitions

UkraineAlert

Oct 17, 2022

Putin’s blackout blitz: Russia aims to freeze Ukrainians into surrender

By Suriya Evans-Pritchard Jayanti

Russia is seeking to plunge Ukraine into darkness ahead of the winter heating season by destroying the country's energy infrastructure. Ukraine's partners must step in to make sure Ukrainians are not frozen into surrender.

Conflict Energy Markets & Governance

EnergySource

Oct 12, 2022

Nuclear energy and global energy security in the new tripolar world order

By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.

As the United States, Russia, and China move into a period of overt confrontation, competition in both the current and next-generation nuclear technology spaces will assume even more importance. Climate concerns only add more urgency to the race to deploy.

China Energy & Environment

EnergySource

Oct 4, 2022

What to know about fusion

By Ameya Hadap

Key technological advances and rafts of private capital have made usable fusion energy a real possibility in the coming decades. Knowledge of the burgeoning industry will thus be essential for policymakers and the public alike.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

In the News

Sep 28, 2022

Kroenig on IAEA inspection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

By Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig joins CNN to comment on the IAEA inspection of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Conflict Energy & Environment

In the News

Sep 28, 2022

Kroenig on BBC World News on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

By Atlantic Council

Matthew Kroenig comments on the potential threat posed by the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Issue Brief

Sep 15, 2022

The impact of merging climate and trade policy on global demand for nuclear energy

By George David Banks

Trade tools that increase the price of carbon-intensive imports will likely lead to greater global interest in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear energy. This presents opportunities for investment in nuclear energy in developing, export-oriented countries along with potential risks for developed countries closing down nuclear generation and the international nonproliferation regime.

Nuclear Energy

UkraineAlert

Sep 14, 2022

The complex reality behind Vladimir Putin’s nuclear blackmail in Ukraine

By Suriya Evans-Pritchard Jayanti

Putin's recent efforts to blackmail European leaders by threatening a nuclear disaster at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine reflect Russia's use of fear and energy as foreign policy tools.

Conflict Disinformation

EnergySource

Aug 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.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

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