The Future Of Nuclear Energy? Not Good, Says Former CIA Director
Nuclear power accounts for 20 percent of U.S. electricity generation—and 60 percent of all carbon-free power generated in America. It is also the only form of carbon-free baseload power available in the United States or globally at scale. Given these advantages, many look to nuclear as a key component of any strategy to tackle climate change. Yet, in spite of its promise, nuclear energy currently faces numerous headwinds. To discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for nuclear energy, on September 27th EPIC hosted esteemed energy expert John Deutch, a distinguished fellow at EPIC and former director of the CIA and undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.