New America – How Much of our Future is Nuclear?

Nuclear energy has long marketed itself as one of the most promising forms of clean energy. But the industry has faced significant setbacks, and many countries—including the United States—are decommissioning more nuclear plants than they’re building. Incidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima hang heavy in the world’s collective memory. Nuclear energy’s opponents also argue that its costs (and risks) are too high, and that there are too many variables for proper disposal of nuclear waste.

On the flip side, a new generation of enthusiasts argue that nuclear energy is essential to our divestment from fossil fuels, and that technology has made this energy source more affordable and sustainable.

Join us to consider the future of nuclear power.


Maria G. Korsnick
President and CEO, Nuclear Energy Institute

Nomsa Michelle
Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Adam Stein, @Dr_A_Stein
Associate Director, Nuclear Innovation at the Breakthrough Institute


Feb 16 2022


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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