Featured commentary & analysis

Working with a wide-ranging community of experts and stakeholders, the Future of Nuclear Power project provides timely commentary and analysis on the relevance of nuclear power to US national security interests and on the role of nuclear energy in the global energy transition.

Featured in-depth research & reports

Leveraging its broad network of experts, the Future of Nuclear Power project produces in-depth research and reports to help governments, industry, and civil society understand and navigate the geopolitical implications of nuclear energy exports, the development of new nuclear technologies, and the promotion of nuclear energy as a source of clean power.

The Future of Nuclear Power events

The Future of Nuclear Power Program regularly convenes government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to discuss the role of nuclear energy in the rapidly changing energy landscape, and to devise ways that nuclear energy can be used to promote decarbonization energy security for countries and individuals around the world.

Wed, May 20, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Advanced nuclear technologies

ONLINE EVENT – Dr. Jose Reyes, chief technology officer and co-founder of NuScale Power, discusses the latest advancements in small modular reactor (SMR) design, commercialization, and deployment.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, May 6, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

ONLINE EVENT – H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), discusses the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the importance of a reliable and secure electricity system during a crisis.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

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Nuclear Energy and National Security Coalition (NENSC)

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.

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Wed, Jun 3, 2020

US nuclear energy leadership: The way forward

The recently released report, Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage, commissioned by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Nuclear Fuel Working Group, is an important step forward for US national security, the battle against climate change, and the health of the US economy. After decades of misguided policy, this report puts the United States back on track in leading a worldwide nuclear energy system that is effective, reliable, and carbon free.

EnergySource by Amb. Thomas Graham Jr.

Energy & Environment Nuclear Energy

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Atlantic Council announces membership in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy network

WASHINGTON, DC—June 1, 2020—On behalf of the Atlantic Council, President and CEO Frederick Kempe has announced his membership in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP), a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a working reality within their […]

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Nuclear Energy

Wed, May 20, 2020

EnergySource Innovation Stream: Advanced nuclear technologies

ONLINE EVENT – Dr. Jose Reyes, chief technology officer and co-founder of NuScale Power, discusses the latest advancements in small modular reactor (SMR) design, commercialization, and deployment.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, May 6, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, chief executive officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

ONLINE EVENT – H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), discusses the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the importance of a reliable and secure electricity system during a crisis.

12:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Fri, May 1, 2020

Restoring US nuclear competitiveness: A conversation with Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy Dr. Rita Baranwal

ONLINE EVENT—The recently released Nuclear Fuel Working Group report, “Restoring America’s Competitive Nuclear Energy Advantage,” gathers expert recommendations from across the US government to reestablish leadership in the nuclear fuel cycle, reactor design, and exports. Dr. Baranwal discusses these recommendations and more in a moderated discussion with Dr. Jennifer Gordon.

10:30am ONLINE EVENT

Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Virtual fireside chat with Neil Chatterjee: COVID-19 and the US energy system

ONLINE EVENT – In this virtual fireside chat, Neil Chatterjee, Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), discusses the future of the US energy system following the COVID-19 pandemic.

2:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Beyond carbon emissions: Collective solutions to environmental challenges

ONLINE EVENT – In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, our expert panel explores how different actors from across the energy sector, from renewables to hydrocarbons, can work together to meet energy demand and achieve climate goals, while also safeguarding and bettering the environment.

11:00am ONLINE EVENT

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Clean energy and climate impacts

ONLINE EVENT – Economic downturn, cheap oil and gas prices, and global supply chain disruptions will likely have major consequences for clean energy development and climate action in the wake of a prolonged global shutdown. Tune in as our lineup of expert panelists discusses this critical issue and prognosticates on the future.

4:00pm ONLINE EVENT

Fri, Mar 6, 2020

A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere

The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.

Report by David L. Goldwyn

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Wed, Feb 26, 2020

The trade war we want China to win: China’s nuclear exports can challenge Russian dominance

Russia and China are competing for nuclear industry market share, not working together to dominate, and China’s rise gives Russia a real competitor in nuclear energy—that is good for the United States.

EnergySource by David Yellen

China Geopolitics & Energy Security