This forum brings together the top energy officials in the world to help advance clean energy policies, programs and technologies.
Thanks to the Trump Administration and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, that focus has broadened in recent years to include nuclear energy, which provides a third of the world’s emissions-free electricity.
The Untold Story of Nuclear
The United States and Canada released a new book at CEM under the NICE Future initiative called "Breakthroughs: Nuclear Innovation in a Clean Energy System." It’s a collection of short stories that focuses on near-term innovations in nuclear energy.
This is not a typical policy report.
It’s a starting point for people to examine the many ways countries can utilize nuclear in future clean energy systems as:
- A flexible energy source ready to work with renewables and energy storage
- A clean heat and power source used for hard-to-clean sectors in transportation and industry
- A driver of economic growth and an option for countries looking to alleviate energy access issues
About the Authors
"Breakthroughs" was put together by the NICE Future initiative to help increase global awareness about the potential roles that nuclear energy could play in future energy systems.
The NICE Future initiative is led by the United States, Canada and Japan and strives to engage, inform and build partnerships around nuclear innovation to help broaden the discussion on clean energy technologies.
Since its inception in 2018, the initiative has engaged individuals from more than 80 organizations from more than 35 countries and attracted six new member countries.
An All-of-the-Above Approach
The innovations highlighted in "Breakthroughs" are well underway in America.
New manufacturing techniques are also being developed that could rapidly reduce the time and money it takes to develop new advanced reactors and fuels.
The NICE Future initiative fits perfectly into our “all-of-the-above” approach to American energy.
This strategy continues to drive innovation, spur our economy, and protect the environment.
Nuclear currently generates around 20% of our country’s power and more than half of its clean energy. It’s a critical part of our diverse energy portfolio in the United States and an important piece to the future global clean energy puzzle.
But it can’t do it alone, nor should it.
We must work together to make sure ALL clean and innovative technologies are included in our emissions-free future.
Learn more about the NICE Future initiative.