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. 

Time12:30 – 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

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Featured Speakers

  • Todd Allen, Senior Visiting Fellow, Third Way
  • Armond Cohen, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force
  • Kenneth N. Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security
  • Everett Redmond, Senior Director, Fuel Cycle and Technology Policy, Nuclear Energy Institute


About the Event

In order to meet the Paris agreement carbon reduction objectives, a new generation of advanced nuclear reactors may be necessary.

In a carbon constrained world, nuclear energy is an important contributor in pursuing this goal; however, it is becoming abundantly clear that the trajectory of global nuclear energy output will not be sufficient to close the gap from current emission trends to achieve the 2 degree target.

The next generation of reactors are at a critical crossroad between technology development and future deployment. Accelerating progress toward deployment of these new reactors is required if they are to meet the climate change and global energy needs of the mid-21st century and beyond. The Global Nexus Initiative will provide recommendations on how to do so from their new policy memo being released at this event.

The Global Nexus Initiative (GNI), formed in 2015, with the goal to develop innovative, realistic, and actionable policy solutions at the intersection of climate, nuclear and security issues. Meet the working group.