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ReportMay 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 2021 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
EnergySourceNov 24, 2021
The EU contributed to its own energy crisis, but diversification can solve it
By Ellen Wald
The EU's energy policies are partly responsible for the impact soaring gas prices are having across the bloc. But the EU still has an opportunity to readjust, find a way out of this crisis, and prevent future ones.
EnergySourceNov 10, 2021
Nuclear power and the energy transition in non-OECD countries
By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.
In non-OECD countries, nuclear power's role in immediate emissions reductions appears to be minimal, due to long lead times and other mitigating factors. But after 2030, rapid innovation could mean that nuclear energy will have a much more important part to play. OECD countries should partner with non-OECD countries to lay the groundwork now.
EnergySourceSep 28, 2021
The VTR will play a key role in the nuclear energy innovation ecosystem
By Suzanne Baker, Jennifer T. Gordon, Judi Greenwald, and Jackie Toth
Next-generation nuclear technologies hold the potential to bring US-led zero-carbon energy to international markets. But their development will be stymied without government support for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), whose budget was recently zeroed out. Congress still has opportunities to provide sufficient funding, and it must act on them.