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 Nuclear Energy Policy 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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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.
EnergySource Feb 11, 2022
Building on US advanced reactor demonstration momentum: Federal power purchase agreements
By Matt Bowen
The Tennessee Valley Authority’s recent announcement regarding the Clinch River site adds momentum to the US effort to demonstrate advanced reactors. There is, however, another policy lever at the federal level that could help to support some of these projects and still has not been utilized: federal power purchase agreements.
Global Energy Agenda Jan 19, 2022
The 2022 Global Energy Agenda
By Randolph Bell, Jennifer T. Gordon, Ameya Hadap, and Paul Kielstra (Editors)
The second edition of the Global Energy Agenda provides context for the year that has passed. It features a survey of thought leaders in the energy sector, as well as a series of essays by the leading figures in energy, to set the energy agenda for 2022.
in-depth research & reports
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.
US nuclear energy leadership
The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.
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