Facts lead the way

(Click to hear Dr. Hansen discussing the need for nuclear.)
“Climate scientists tell us that the world must drastically cut its fossil fuel use in the next 30 years to stave off a potentially catastrophic tipping point for the planet. Confronting this challenge is a moral issue, but it’s also a math problem—and a big part of the solution has to be nuclear power.”

—Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist, in a 2019 WSJ essay


“My Nuclear Energy Leadership Act, which is cosponsored by Senator Booker and 16 additional Senators, is designed to reposition the United States as the undisputed world leader in advanced nuclear technology.”

—Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK,
Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources

“Providing for a nuclear energy option, both nationally and globally, to provide clean, dispatchable baseload and scalable power in a complex and dynamic power grid environment is a critical goal.”

—Breakthrough Energy


“Safer nuclear reactors are on the way: resilient fuels and innovative reactors could enable a resurgence of nuclear power.”

—Mark Fischetti, in Scientific American

“Without an important contribution from nuclear power, the global energy transition will be that much harder.”

—Dr. Fatih Birol, International Energy Agency, as quoted in Morning Star article.


Funders should be “helping to finish off the research and development on fourth-generation reactors . . .”

Larry Kramer, Hewlett Foundation

“The imperative of climate change means we must look at options to continue to build nuclear power in the United States.”

—John Woolard, Sr. Energy Fellow, World Resources Institute


“Taking any option to reduce carbon emissions off the table, including nuclear power, is morally reprehensible.”

Varun Sivaram, ReNewPower

Policy-makers, business leaders, investors and even philanthropists are increasingly recognizing the role that nuclear must play in our future zero-carbon energy system.


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Resources:
  1. The Guardian, Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change, December 2015, by Drs. James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Ken Caldeira and Tom Wigley (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/03/nuclear-power-paves-the-only-viable-path-forward-on-climate-change).
  2. The Wall Street Journal, Only Nuclear Energy Can Save the Planet, an OpEd by Joshua S. Goldstein and Staffan A. Qvist, January 11, 2019 (https://www.wsj.com/articles/only-nuclear-energy-can-save-the-planet-11547225861)
  3. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, Republican NewsLisa Murkowski: U.S. Must Lead the World in Nuclear Energy, April 30, 2019 (https://www.energy.senate.gov/2019/4/murkowski-u-s-must-lead-the-world-in-nuclear-energy).
  4. Breakthrough Energy, Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation, a February 2019 report prepared by Former US Secretary of Energy and Energy Futures Initiative founder Ernest Moniz and IHS Markit vice chairman Daniel Yergin.
  5. Scientific American, Safer Nuclear Reactors Are on the Way: Resilient fuels and innovative reactors could enable a resurgence of nuclear power, by Mark Fischetti, July 1, 2019.
  6. Morning Star, The Case for Nuclear power has never been stronger, an article by Trade Unions for Safe Nuclear Energy (TUSNE), (https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/case-nuclear-power-has-never-been-stronger).
  7. Inside Philanthropy, Philanthropy’s Critical Nuclear Moment, by Eric D’Amato, October 7, 2019 (https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2019/10/7/philanthropys-critical-nuclear-moment).
  8. World Resources Institute, Beyond Renewables: How to Reduce Energy-Related Emissions by Measuring What Matters, Opinion by John Woolard, (https://www.wri.org/news/beyond-renewables-how-reduce-energy-related-emissions-measuring-what-matters).
  9. Aspen Institute Ideas Festival, The Next Chapter in Energy is Here, 2019 (https://www.aspenideas.org/sessions/the-next-chapter-in-energy-is-here).