The Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative houses the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center‘s work on the ways in which nuclear energy can contribute to US national security and global decarbonization.
The initiative focuses on cross-cutting themes, primarily: the nexus between nuclear energy and national security; international civil nuclear cooperation and competition; the nuclear energy innovation ecosystem; and the role of nuclear energy in decarbonization and the broader energy transition.
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On the sidelines of New York Climate Week and the United Nations General Assembly, the Nuclear Energy Policy Summit 2023 situated nuclear energy at the center of the conversation around climate and financing the energy transition.
The Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative convenes key stakeholders to address the role that nuclear energy plays in US national security, geopolitical competition and cooperation, and the energy transition.
Exploring nuclear energy’s future
Working with Atlantic Council experts, the Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative analyzes the role of nuclear energy in national security and in the ongoing energy transition.
Report Apr 24, 2023
The imperative of the Versatile Test Reactor for nuclear innovation
By Jackie Toth, Khalil Ryan
In this report, “The imperative of the Versatile Test Reactor for Nuclear Innovation,” authors Jackie Toth and Khalil Ryan argue that the US will lose its competitive edge against adversaries (especially Russia) if it lacks a fully realized nuclear energy innovation ecosystem, of which the VTR is a crucial component.
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