Obama hosts White House Summit on Nuclear Energy

President Barack Obama hosted a White House Summit on Nuclear Energy just prior to his trip to Paris, France for the UNFCCC’s COP 21, the Paris Conference of the Parties, which was held from November 30 to December 12, 2015.  The White House summit drew expert speakers from a wide cross-section of government offices, private sector, academia and from advanced nuclear start-up founders and engineers. The panel discussed the future of nuclear power, the importance of nuclear power across multiple vectors and actions being taken by the government to sustain and advance nuclear power. A focus of the comments was the urgent need for the United States to maintain a leadership role in development the next generation of advanced reactors for national security reasons.

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