Full Title: Advancing Nuclear Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security
Author(s): Kenneth N. Luongo and Maria Korsnick
Publisher(s): Global Nexus Initiative
Publication Date: June 1, 2019
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This report is a culmination of meetings and effort from Partnership for Global Security and the Nuclear Energy Institute under the Global Nexus Initiative. Advanced nuclear reactors, the smaller, flexible, and innovative nuclear technologies of the future, are rising in importance as the global community grapples with the vital challenges of cutting carbon emissions, supporting the global demand for electric power, and ensuring the continued peaceful use of nuclear energy in the 21st century.
The Global Nexus Initiative is a leader in analyzing the intersection of nuclear power, climate change, and global security. It determined that advanced reactors offer sufficient potential value in providing zero-carbon energy and supporting global economic growth, and that further study was needed of the nuclear safeguards and security requirements for the three major types of advanced reactors: molten salt fuel, TRISO-based fuel, and fast neutron spectrum reactors.