Publications: Commentary

Managing the Nuclear-Climate Nexus in Asia

Another desperate SOS on the ravages of climate change was fired off by the United Nations Secretary General this week. He warned that the world is flirting with “suicide” because of its continued dependence on fossil fuels and noted that the survival of humanity was “impossible” without leadership from the U.S. No matter how committed…
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Building Back a Better Civil Nuclear Strategy

Nuclear power is never going to be at the top of the Biden administration’s list of the climate change solutions to achieve emissions-free electricity status by 2035. But it should be one of the key technology and policy pillars that the new administration aggressively builds out. Not just because nuclear energy now provides over 50%…
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A Policy Framework for Next-Gen Nuclear

The results of the U.S. election have not been certified but there is a strong likelihood of a new administration in January. If so, it will need to move quickly to reestablish effectiveness on the climate agenda. An important way to demonstrate leadership is to act on an integrated strategy to advance next-generation nuclear energy…
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The Role of Civil Society in the Next Generation of Nuclear Power

The potential of next generation nuclear power was boosted last week with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) selection of two advanced reactors for demonstration no later than 2027.  But the project’s aggressive timeline, novel technologies, and private-public sector collaboration present major challenges, and timely success is not assured. Despite its significant resources and current…
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