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CGEP: The Future of Nuclear Power


The Center on Global Energy Policy hosted a panel discussion on the future of nuclear power. This event focused on important questions including:

How can the lessons from the Fukushima disaster be used to contribute to convincingly safer construction and operation of nuclear reactors?

Can new technology – –such as Integral Fast Reactors or Small Module Reactors –- help restore public confidence and improve the commercial viability of nuclear power?

What pathways exist for global collaboration on high-level waste management technology?

In the evolving energy and climate landscape, how should society think about nuclear power as a zero-carbon fuel versus its other social externalities (radioactive waste, risk of disaster, water-intensity, etc.)?

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