all research & reports
Global Energy AgendaNov 30, 2023
The Global Energy Agenda: A look ahead to 2024
By Landon Derentz, Christine Suh, Paul Kielstra (Editors)
The fourth edition of the Global Energy Agenda kicks off with a collection of essays by energy leaders that are rolling out during COP28. Rounding out the Agenda in early 2024, the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center will release the results of its annual survey of experts that takes the pulse on the geopolitical risks affecting energy markets, the future of fossil fuels, and the transition to clean energy.
EnergySourceOct 23, 2023
Atoms for Peace 2.0: The case for a stronger US-Japan nuclear power alliance
By Julia Nesheiwat and Shoichi Itoh
Against the backdrop of Russian and Chinese-induced geopolitical instability, Tokyo and Washington should redouble commitments to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
ReportApr 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.
Global Energy AgendaJan 13, 2023
The 2023 Global Energy Agenda
By Landon Derentz, Christine Suh, Ameya Hadap, Paul Kielstra (Editors)
The third 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 2023.
ReportNov 28, 2022
Nuclear energy in a low-carbon future: Implications for the United States and Japan
By Stephen S. Greene
Nuclear energy is poised to play a significant role in the secure decarbonization of the entire energy sector, from electricity to industrial uses. Its versatility, reliability, and dispatchability enables it to underpin the emissions-free economy of the future, especially in the later stages of the energy transition. As advanced technologies enter the fray alongside existing ones, nuclear power’s importance in countries like the United States and Japan, in addition to the challenges it faces and the solutions needed to tackle them, will become apparent.
EnergySourceOct 12, 2022
Nuclear energy and global energy security in the new tripolar world order
By Robert F. Ichord, Jr.
As the United States, Russia, and China move into a period of overt confrontation, competition in both the current and next-generation nuclear technology spaces will assume even more importance. Climate concerns only add more urgency to the race to deploy.