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Nuclear Energy’s Role in Fighting Climate Change Under Threat
  Nuclear Energy's Role in Fighting Climate Change Under Threat Global Nexus Initiative Report Urges Changes in Technology Development and Nuclear Governance to Preserve Vital Role and Cope With Security Challenges May 2, 2017 – Washington D.C. - Nuclear power is essential for addressing climate change, but significant changes are required in technology development and global governance in order to continue that vital role, according to a report released by the Global...
Nuclear Power for the Next Generation
Nuclear Power for the Next Generation: Addressing Energy, Climate, and Security Challenges This report is a distillation of the issues examined in a series of workshops and three major policy memos that offered 22 recommendations. These proposals were produced through a process that had as a core principle: no artificial consensus or ideological preconceptions. So, while not all participants agreed with every proposal, these is agreement that action must be...
Graphics from Nuclear Power for the Next Generation
Get the word out about the challenges that we face! It will be difficult, if not impossible, to limit global temperature increases and decarbonize the global energy sector without a significant contribution from nuclear power. But, it also will be daunting to deploy nuclear power on the scale needed and with the public confidence required unless significant changes are made in the way the technology is brought to market and...
Webcast: Nuclear Power for the Next Generation
To announce the release of GNI's final report, Nuclear for the Next Generation, a press event will be held in Washington D.C. on May 2, 2017 featuring the President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, Maria Korsnick and GNI Working Group members Kenneth Luongo and Richard Rosenzweig. Archived Video Coming Soon   About the Event Formed in 2015, the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) brings together for the first time leading experts from the nuclear industry, nuclear security, and environmental communities...
Press Briefing: Nuclear Power for the Next Generation
  Nuclear Industry Joins Environmental and Security Leaders in New Report The Nuclear Energy Institute and Partnership for Global Security will hold a press briefing to present the final report of the Global Nexus Initiative, their joint project on climate change, nuclear power, and global security.  Time: 12:00 lunch and 12:15 program begins Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Place: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. RSVP: mmp@nei.org Can't make it: Watch the Webcast  Follow the conversation on Twitter using #globalnexusinitiative Featured...
Policy Memo 3: Findings and Recommendations
Click Image to Download PDF Evolving Nuclear Governance for a New Era Findings and Recommendations The following findings and recommendations are based on the Global Nexus Initiative’s June 2016 workshop on Nuclear Governance in a New Era: Challenges and Responsibilities. Finding I: The Nuclear Governance System Must Effectively Respond to New Challenges  The global nuclear governance system is facing a series of new challenges that require effective responses.  As...
Serious Nuclear Security Challenges Posed by Evolving Suppliers and New Nations
Report by group of industry, energy, climate and security experts calls for strengthened nuclear governance April 19, 2017 – Washington, DC – The nuclear governance system is facing an unprecedented challenge as traditional nuclear suppliers that have built the backbone of the safety, security, and nonproliferation regime face new competition to provide technology to emerging nations. This according to a policy report released today by the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI),...
Policy Memo 2: Findings and Recommendations
Click Image to Download PDF   A Framework for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development Findings and Recommendations The following findings and recommendations are based on the Global Nexus Initiative’s February 2016 workshop on Next Generation Nuclear Power: Value and Challenges of Transitioning to Advanced Technologies. FINDING I: Meeting Climate Goals In order to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, analysis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and others indicates that...
U.S. Energy and Climate Policy: A Few Thoughts on a Path Forward Internationally and at Home
Richard Rosenzweig There is great concern about the direction the Trump Administration and Republican Congress will take on climate policy. Its first consequential decision on the international front could be what to do about the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The Administration’s pronouncements about Paris have been ambiguous, but many fear it will scuttle the treaty. We saw this movie 16 years ago.  In the first 60 days of his Administration,...
Nonproliferation, Nuclear Security and Advanced Reactors
Kenneth Luongo, President of PGS, spoke at the Third Way Advanced Reactor Summit in Washington DC on February 21. He addressed the need to take action to ensure that all advanced reactor designs minimize nuclear security and proliferation concerns and that none will contribute to global nuclear insecurity. For full remarks, READ or WATCH.  https://youtu.be/nEOqAUiivYw?list=PLvLY8sTAO2I54rMv2oDdNQecMY7c9bwJO
Release Date Announced
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Place: National Press Club 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045 RSVP: info@globalnexusinitiative.org Can’t make it: Watch the Webcast (coming soon) Send your questions via Twitter using #globalnexusinitiative   About GNI Formed in 2015, the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) is the first effort to bring together experts in nuclear power, global security, and environmental policy to recommend steps for the secure use of nuclear power in addressing climate change. Meet the working group.
Webcast: Deploying Safe and Secure Advanced Reactors for the Low-Carbon Economy
To announce the release of GNI's new policy memo, Next Generation Nuclear Power: Value and Challenges of Transitioning to Advanced Technologies, a press event was held in Washington D.C. on November 3, 2016 featuring GNI Working Group members Kenneth Luongo (PGS), Everett Redmond (NEI), and Armond Cohen (Clean Air Task Force) along with Todd Allen (Third Way).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_8nO23fT2o About the Event In order to meet the Paris agreement carbon reduction objectives, a new generation of advanced nuclear reactors may be...
Video: Deploying Safe and Secure Advanced Reactors for the Low-Carbon Economy
  Members of the Global Nexus Initiative Working Group explain the value and challenges of deploying advanced nuclear reactors. Video features Armond Cohen (Clean Air Task Force), Melissa Mann (Urenco), and Everett Redmond (NEI).   https://youtu.be/bGG_PaIe1VE Read more about the role of advanced reactors in climate change and global security:
Policy Memo 2: Findings and Recommendations
Click Image to Download PDF   A Framework for Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development Findings and Recommendations The following findings and recommendations are based on the Global Nexus Initiative’s February 2016 workshop on Next Generation Nuclear Power: Value and Challenges of Transitioning to Advanced Technologies. FINDING I: Meeting Climate Goals In order to meet the Paris Climate Change Agreement, analysis by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and others indicates that...
Press Briefing: Advanced Nuclear Reactor Development
  Deploying Safe and Secure Advanced Nuclear Reactors for the Low-Carbon Economy Press briefing on the Global Nexus Initiative's recommendations on framework on advanced nuclear reactor deployment and the release of a new policy memo.  Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm, Thursday, November 3, 2016 Lunch will be served at 12pm. Place: Nuclear Energy Institute 1201 F Street, NW, Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20004 RSVP: mmp@nei.org Can't make it: Watch the Webcast Send your questions via Twitter using #globalnexusinitiative Download the Report Featured Speakers Todd Allen, Senior Visiting Fellow, Third...
Nuclear Governance in a New Era: Responsibilities and Challenges
GN hosted its third workshop on June 28, 2016 in Washington, D.C. to explore Nuclear Governance in a New Era: Challenges and Responsibilities. Two dozen experts from around the world gathered to analyze how public confidence, an evolution of nuclear suppliers, and nuclear newcomer states were impacting national and international governance structures for nuclear energy. The discussion was organized into four sessions: Assessment of Existing Framework Caroline Jorant | SDRI Consulting Restoring Public Trust...
GNI at the 2016 NIS
The Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) project offered participants at the 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) the chance to learn about the project at a special booth in the 2016 NIS Exhibition Hall. Co-located with the official 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the Exhibition Hall provided representatives from governments, the U.S. national labs, the nuclear industry, the nongovernmental community, and journalists from around the world access to the the GNI project. The...
Next Generation Nuclear Power
GNI held its second workshop on February 23, 2016 in Washington D.C. to explore Next Generation Nuclear Power: Value and Challenges of Transitioning to Advanced Technologies. More than two dozen experts from around the world gathered to examine the state of advanced reactor technologies and commercial markets and their implications for global security and climate change. The discussion was organized into four sessions: Status of Advanced Reactor Development and Deployment Gary Mays |...
Policy Memo 1: Findings and Recommendations
Click Image to Download PDF   The Role and Responsibility of Nuclear Power in a Carbon Constrained World Findings and Recommendations Governments, organizations, and individuals concerned with rising concentrations of greenhouse gases agree that a portfolio of technologies will be required to decarbonize the energy system. No single approach will be adequate to achieve the emission reductions necessary to limit future temperature increases. Nuclear power currently is making a...
Video: Introducing the GNI Working Group
Member's of the Global Nexus Initiative Working Group describe their involvement in the project and the strengths of such a diverse and accomplished group. Featuring Amb. John Bernhard, Armond Cohen, Caroline Jorant, and Anita Nilsson. https://youtu.be/q_wqEjb6IhU  
Video: Creating the Global Nexus Initiative
Kenneth Luongo from the Partnership for Global Security and Everett Redmond from the Nuclear Energy Institute discuss how the Global Nexus Initiative project was created and the unique nature of this non-traditional partnership. https://youtu.be/W_tBBBG3GbE  
Video: Meeting the Climate, Nuclear, Security Challenge
https://youtu.be/0m-9rkU7YCI Members of the Global Nexus Initiative Working Group explain the multiple facets of the climate, nuclear, and security challenge. Video features Armond Cohen, Dr. Anita Nilsson, and Caroline Jorant.
Press Briefing: Closing the Climate Gap: The Role and Responsibility of Nuclear Power
  Closing the Climate Gap: The Role and Responsibility of Nuclear Power Press briefing on the role of nuclear power in addressing climate change, expectations for the UNFCCC COP-21, and release of policy memo and recommendations Time: 12:30-1:30pm, Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Place: Zenger Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. RSVP:  info@globalnexusinitiative.org Lunch will be served at 12pm. Featured Speakers  Kenneth N. Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security Mary Pietrzyk, Senior Manager, Policy Development, Nuclear...
GNI Project Launch
NEI and PGS officially launched the GNI project on August 12, 2015 in Washington D.C. as a new joint project to explore the linkages among climate change, nuclear power, and global security issues. The GNI will convene a highly accomplished, multidisciplinary Working Group of 15 experts to craft realistic and actionable policy solutions for policymakers to implement.   For more, see NEI's blog, any of the stories below, or search #globalnexusinitiative on...
Nuclear in a Carbon Constrained World
  GNI began its workshop series on September 22, 2015 with an event in Washington, D.C. to explore the Role of Nuclear Power in a Carbon Constrained World: Benefits and Barriers. Approximately two dozen experts from around the world gathered to analyze climate change and nuclear power trends and their implications for policy. The discussion was organized into four sessions: Getting to 2 degrees Celcius: Global Goals and Realistic Responses Jae Edmonds | Joint Global Change...
Scoping the GNI Project
In March 2015, NEI and PGS organized a scoping meeting in Washington, D.C. for their new joint project, the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI): Where Climate, Nuclear, and Security Meet. The meeting was designed to identify key issues to explore at the GNI's four workshops which will take place during the course of this two year project. More than a dozen international experts gathered to listen to and discuss presentations...
Meet the Working Group
NEI and PGS officially launched the GNI project on August 12 with a core Working Group of 15 experts. These multidisciplinary policy professionals are drawn from the nongovernmental, academic, and private sectors in the United States, France, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates. They have experience working on energy, environmental, and security issues from various platforms, including national governments, international institutions and the private sector. They will convene regularly for workshops,...
Workshop Schedule
A preliminary workshop schedule has been developed which will be supplemented with small meetings and events throughout the project.