Reactor Costs and Decarbonization Efforts

New nuclear reactors could be a valuable tool for reducing carbon emissions in the United States, but high costs and cost overruns – in both recent years and past decades – loom over the sector’s future.

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA for a session featuring opening remarks by Jeff Lyash, CEO of Tennessee Valley Authority. Mr. Lyash will share his insights on the potential deployment of small modular reactors and their integration into decarbonization strategies. Following his remarks, a panel of experts will delve into various topics, including the role of nuclear energy in decarbonization modeling, past cost overruns experienced in US reactor projects (including the AP1000 endeavors), and prospective strategies to achieve more cost-effective outcomes in the future.


Mar 04 2024


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy
Columbia SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy

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