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.
Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Nuclear energy is our greatest asset in the fight against climate change. In my view, success in the struggle against climate change likely is simply not possible without a robust and immediate commitment to nuclear power.
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
The US House of Representatives is voting this week on a long-term reauthorization of the US Export-Import Bank. While a fully functional Ex-Im Bank is important for the competitiveness of many US exporters, it is essential for certain industries of strategic importance, including nuclear energy and space, and US security interests associated with these exports are also linked to the ability of Ex-Im Bank to support them.
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
Nuclear energy provides critical economic, energy security, defense, foreign policy, scientific, technological, and environmental benefits. In the US, the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.
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.
Thu, Jan 9, 2020
The United States and its allies in civil nuclear cooperation have struggled in recent years to compete against state-owned nuclear enterprise exports. Since nuclear energy agreements establish decades’ long relationships between the vendor and purchasing countries, and the United States and its allies wish to export their high safety and nonproliferation standards along with technologies, it is vital that the United States regains its position of global leadership on nuclear energy exports. As Russia and China seek out third-party countries with demand for nuclear energy, can the United States and its allies determine how to cooperate on co-financing agreements and become greater than the sum of their parts?
Issue Brief by Jennifer T. Gordon
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
Based on conservative estimates of the value it provides due to human capital, dependability of the energy supply, vibrancy of the supply chain, and contributions to green power—the civilian nuclear energy industry contributes at least $42.4 billion annually to the pursuit of US national security priorities.
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Mon, May 20, 2019
A flourishing domestic nuclear energy sector is critical to US national security, both in the interconnections between military and civilian uses of nuclear energy, as well as in foreign policy.
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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.
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