For more on US nuclear energy leadership, read the Nuclear Task Force report
Nuclear Energy Policy InitiativeMay 20, 2019
US nuclear energy leadership: Innovation and the strategic global challenge
By Atlantic Council Task Force on US Nuclear Energy Leadership
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.
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Nuclear Energy & National Security Coalition
The Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC) works to address the challenges present at the intersection between nuclear energy and national security, serve as a clearing house for information and analysis on the topic, and support programming to increase awareness and interest.
Nuclear energy at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum
Nuclear Beyond Power: Hydrogen, Heat, and Desalination
Featuring: H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation; Kirsty Gogan, Managing Partner, LucidCatalyst; Seth Grae, President and CEO, Lightbridge Corporation; Simon Irish, Chief Executive Officer, Terrestrial Energy; and Shannon Bragg-Sitton, Lead, Integrated Energy Systems, Idaho National Laboratory
Nuclear Innovation: Projections for the Next Decade
Featuring: Caroline Cochran, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Oklo; Chris Levesque, President and CEO, TerraPower; Daniel Poneman, President and CEO, Centrus Energy Corporation; Rumina Velshi, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and Jackie Kempfer, Senior Policy Advisor, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
New Global Opportunities for Nuclear
Featuring: Cosmin Ghita, Chief Executive Officer, Nuclearelectrica; Collins Juma, Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, Republic of Kenya; Amb. Laura Holgate, Vice President, Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Kalev Kallemets, Chief Executive Officer, Fermi Energia; Marcelo Gomes da Silva, Business Development Manager, Eletronuclear; John Hopkins, Chairman and CEO, NuScale Power; and Jennifer Gordon, Managing Editor and Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Nuclear energy events
EnergySourceOct 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.
Issue BriefSep 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.
UkraineAlertSep 14, 2022
The complex reality behind Vladimir Putin’s nuclear blackmail in Ukraine
By Suriya 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.
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.
New AtlanticistAug 19, 2022
Russian War Report: Russia and Ukraine warn Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant facing imminent threat
By Eto Buziashvili, Ruslan Trad, Nika Aleksejeva, Givi Gigitashvili
The Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant continues to provoke fear among the international community in light of renewed shelling around the plant.
UkraineAlertAug 10, 2022
Putin is running out of excuses as Ukraine expands the war to Crimea
By Peter Dickinson
Russian officials have denied that Ukraine was behind an audacious August 9 attack on an airbase in occupied Crimea but Moscow's excuses are beginning to wear thin as Vladimir Putin's invasion continues to unravel.
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.
2022 Regional Clean Energy Outlook Conference: Advancing climate and security goals
The conference will gather top government, business, and thought leaders to discuss the next steps in the clean energy transition. This 2-day event takes place October 10-11 in Istanbul.