The Foundation for Nuclear Studies (FNS) and the Global America Business Institute (GABI) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on the global nuclear market on January 24, 2018. The panel included (from left to right): Kenneth Luongo, President of the Partnership for Global Security; former U.S. to the IAEA Amb. Laura Holgate; Jeffrey Crater, President and CEO of the Edmondson Hopkins Group, LLC; and, Dr. Everett Redmond, Senior Technical Advisor for New Reactor and Advanced Technology at the Nuclear Energy Institute.
In his remarks, Mr. Luongo describes how the context for evaluating the contributions and value of nuclear power has not been adequately updated to the modern realities of the 21st Century. This modern and new realities include the demands posed by global climate change and low carbon energy needs; threats posed by disruptive emerging technologies and non-state actors; the geopolitical challenges created by Russia and China's desire to dominate the international civil nuclear market; unexperienced newcomer nuclear nations in dangerous neighborhoods; inadequately evolved regulatory systems; elimination of electricity inequality; and, the potential for geoengineering without international control. To effectively operate in this new environment, Mr. Luongo indicates that it will require: 1) new policies; 2) new partnerships; and, 3) the recognition of new realities.
Read Mr. Luongo's remarks here.