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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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.

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