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Past, Present and Future: Nuclear Energy Cooperation between the U.S. and Its Allies

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August 4, 2020

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


The U.S. nuclear industry is being challenged by multiple factors: cheap natural gas, cost overruns in the first AP1000 pressurized water reactor construction projects, competition from Russia and (increasingly) China on foreign reactor bids, and more. One element of a U.S. nuclear energy strategy could be to pursue deepened cooperation with key U.S. allies, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and South Korea, in order to both preserve the existing reactor fleet and demonstrate the potential of advanced reactors as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse emissions and address climate change.


The Center on Global Energy Policy will host a discussion on the past, present and future of nuclear energy cooperation between the U.S. and its allies, especially in response to the urgency and challenge of climate change. Topics will include:


  • Historical nuclear energy cooperation between the U.S. and its allies

  • The foreign ownership, control, or domination regulations and how they have been problematic for cooperation with allies on reactor projects in the U.S. in the past

  • As a case study, the costs involved in developing and demonstrating the NuScale Power small modular reactor, as well as the international partnerships that NuScale has assembled with British, Korean, and French entities

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s international nuclear energy programs and how they could be re-oriented to facilitate cooperation on advanced reactor demonstration


  • Dr. Matt Bowen, Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia SIPA

  • Chris Colbert, Chief Strategy Officer, NuScale Power, LLC

  • Joyce Connery, Board Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

  • Amy Roma, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP


This webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with access details. The event will be recorded and the video recording will be added to our website following the event.


This event is open to press, and registration is required to attend. 


For media inquiries or requests for interviews, please contact Artealia Gilliard ([email protected]) or Genna Morton ([email protected]).


For more information about the event, please contact Caitlin Norfleet or Nicolina DueMogensen ([email protected]).


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